Genus Ochyra

Only a single species is listed for Tasmania.

Pending ID – Ochyra

#1. Late September 2014
Grants Lagoon, Binalong Bay
on Melaleuca pustulata
Photos KE
       

#2. Ochryra species ( cf. undescribed)
This is an excellent jack jumper (ant) mimic in looks and behaviour.  It overuses its antennae similar way to the jack jumper, and raises its head in a similar way.
Early October 2019
Bridport
on Coastal Wattle (or Boobyalla) Acacia longifolia subsp sophorae
Identification confirmation thanks to Mark Hura
Photos KE
    

#3  Early October 2020
Bridport
Photo and video KE
IMG 5407 1

 

#4. Late October 2020
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart/nipaluna
Photos KE
IMG 5857  IMG 5859  IMG 5860 2 IMG 5861 2

References:

Grove S.J., Forster  L. G. ,Porch, N. (2021) An illustrated checklist of the insects of Tasmania. Part 1 – Coleoptera (beetles). The Royal Society of Tasmania. Hobart