Genus Neoscrobiger

Tasmania has two listed species.

Neoscrobiger patricius

IMG 7242  IMG 5051  IMG 1403

Neoscrobiger rauciceps

Clerid19KE

Pending ID – Neoscrobiger
#1. Mid December 2021
Mount Field National Park
Photos and video KE

IMG 1748  IMG 1750  IMG 1751
Showing the beetle’s behaviour – looking very similar to a spider wasp.

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