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, Hobart
Ovipositing in a split grass stalk.
Identification thanks to Justin Bartlett

IMG 8373  IMG 8374  IMG 8375

Mid August 2014
Knocklofty Reserve
Hobart
IMG 0678

Late September 2010
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
Identification thanks to Justin Bartlett
Clerid8KE

Mid August 2012
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
IMG 6160

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

Early October 2014
Huonville
IMG 0690 Cleridae 2  IMG 0689 2

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

Late December 2015
Pine Lake, Central Highlands
IMG 5786

Mid November 2018
Hobart
IMG 5481  IMG 5488  IMG 5490

Late August 2016
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
20160822 IMG 9253  20160822 IMG 9248

Early November 2017
Kingston Beach
IMG 9902

Late August 2018
Knocklofty Reserve Hobart
On Acacia dealbata
IMG 4318

Late September 2018
Knocklofty Reserve Hobart
On Acacia dealbata
IMG 4915  IMG 4912

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