Family Phalacridae

Subfamily Phalacrinae
Genus Phalacrus

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Pending ID – Phalacridae

#1  Late November 2013
Knocklofty Reserve, nipaluna/Hobart
On Acacia dealbata
Tentative identification thanks  to Adam Slipinski
Photos KE
IMG 5745  IMG 5746  IMG 5747

#2.  Mid June 2017
Knocklofty Reserve, nipaluna/Hobart
Photos KE
20170606 IMG 3709  20170606 IMG 3707
#3. Mid December 2021
New Town Rivulet Reserve, Lenah Valley
Photos KE
IMG 1221  IMG 1633  IMG 1635 2
#4. Late December 2023
New Town Rivulet Reserve, Lenah Valley
Photo KE
feeding on new gall tissue.
IMG 9559


Lea, A. M. 1932. The Phalacridae (Coleoptera) of Australia and New Guinea. Records of the South Australian Museum (Adelaide) 4: 433–481.

Matthews, E. G. 1992. A Guide to the Genera of Beetles of South Australia. Part 6 Polyphaga: Lymexyloidea, Cleroidea and Cucujoidea. Special Educational Bulletin Series No. 9, South Australian Museum, Adelaide.

Thompson, R. T. & Marshall, J. E. 1980. A taxonomic study of Phalacrus uniformis (Coleoptera: Phalacridae), an Australian beetle now established in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 7: 407-416.