Genus Chauliognathus

Chauliognathus fernshawensis

IMG 6426  IMG 6429  IMG 1438

Chauliognathus lugubris (Plague Soldier Beetle)

Cantharidae-Chauliognathus_lugubris  Cantharidae-Chauliognathus_lugubris

Chauliognathus tricolor
This species is highly variable showing great range in size (beginning around 6mm up to 16mm), colour of elytra (though always entirely dark), and the markings on the pronotum.
   

Pending ID – Chauliognathus
Soldier Beetle larva
Mid November 2011
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
Cantharidae-larvae

Defensive curling
Mid March 2017
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart, nipaluna

Early October 2017
Coningham
 

Early October 2017
Coningham