Lemidia subaenea- complex

The clerids currently placed in Lemidia subaenea are rather variable. Consistently they have the pronotum and elytra entirely dark metallic, the head has some pale colouring at the front, and the antennae are pale with the last segment fuscsous apically. Elytral punctures are irregular and crowded. The legs are variously infuscated. Bodylength range of 4.0-8.5mm.

Early November 2012
Knocklofty Reserve, nipaluna/Hobart
Ovipositing in a split grass stalk.
Identification thanks to Justin Bartlett
Photos KE

IMG 8373  IMG 8374  IMG 8375

Mid August 2014
Knocklofty Reserve
nipaluna/Hobart
Photo KE
IMG 0678

Late September 2010
Knocklofty Reserve, nipaluna/Hobart
Identification thanks to Justin Bartlett
Photo KE
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Mid August 2012
Knocklofty Reserve, nipaluna/Hobart
Photo KE
IMG 6160

Late August 2015
Knocklofty Reserve, nipaluna/Hobart
On Poa, feeding on a gnat.
Photos KE
IMG 4080  IMG 4079  IMG 4071  IMG 4081  IMG 4077 1

Early October 2014
Huonville
Photos AD
IMG 0690 Cleridae 2  IMG 0689 2

Mid August 2014
Lauderdale
On Blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon)
Photos KE
IMG 3416  IMG 3417

Late December 2015
Pine Lake, Central Highlands
Photos KE
IMG 5786

Mid November 2018
nipaluna/Hobart
Photos KE
IMG 5481  IMG 5488  IMG 5490

Late August 2016
Knocklofty Reserve, nipaluna/Hobart
Photos KE
20160822 IMG 9253  20160822 IMG 9248

Early November 2017
Kingston Beach
Photo KE
IMG 9902

Late August 2018
Knocklofty Reserve nipaluna/Hobart
On Acacia dealbata
Photo KE
IMG 4318

Late September 2018
Knocklofty Reserve, nipaluna/Hobart
On Acacia dealbata
Photos KE
IMG 4915  IMG 4912

Late December 2020
Lake Dobson Circuit, Mount Field National Park
Photos KE
IMG 7006

Late August 2022
Carleton River
Photos KE
IMG 4352  IMG 4351
Early September 2023
Knocklofty Reserve, nipaluna/Hobart
IMG 7703  IMG 7704