Doticus palmaris (Dried Apple Beetle)

The Dried Apple Beetle, Doticus palmaris (also known asAraecerus palmaris), is a native fungus weevil. Larval hosts include fungal galls of Acacia and Exocarpus, husks of various fruits (including introduced fruits such as apples), and dead vegetative matter. The species has also been called the Jumping Anthribid due to the peculiar jumping action of their larvae when directly disturbed. Males have greatly enlarged fore tarsi.

Male
Early January, 2012
Ulverstone
Found on Boobyalla, Acacia sophorae
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Male
Mid November 2018
Franklin
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Mid January 2011
Hellyer Beach
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IMG 7387  IMG 7390  IMG 7391  IMG 7393

Female
Mid January 2011
Hellyer Beach
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IMG 7558  IMG 7561  IMG 7567
Late December 2023
Lenah Valley
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