Dasytomima rachelae

This species is the only representative of the subfamily in Australia.

Dasytomima rachelae, 5mm
Early August 2014
Knocklofty Reserve, nipaluna/Hobart
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IMG 0688  IMG 0689  IMG 0691
IMG 0695  IMG 0696  IMG 0694
IMG 0697  IMG 0687  IMG 0686

Late August 2014
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
On a Poa grass seed stalk
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IMG 0859. IMG 0860  IMG 0863  IMG 0864

Mid May 2015
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
On a Juncus seed head.
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IMG 3230  IMG 3231

Mid May 2015
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
On a Poa blade.
(Right) ventral surface the same beetle taken through a specimen jar (on the way to the museum)
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IMG 3232  IMG 3263

Early June 2015
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
On a Poa blade.
This individual was found on an 18°C day.  This is warm in winter!  The beetle was the most active encountered.  Usually they remain in one place, but this was running up and down the stem and looking like it may be preparing to fly to avoid detection.
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IMG 3440  IMG 3445  IMG 3451

Late July 2016
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
On a Poa blade.
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20160725 IMG 8921  20160725 IMG 8923  20160725 IMG 8924

Much smaller individual on the same day.  Male?
20160725 IMG 8918

Late August 2016
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
This flew a few centimetres.
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20160829 IMG 9265  20160829 IMG 9269  20160829 IMG 9267

Mid April 2017
Ben Lomond Lookout
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20170414 IMG 2909

Early April 2018
Knocklofty Reserve, nipaluna/Hobart
Photo KE
IMG 2985

Mid May 2018
Knocklofty Reserve, nipaluna/Hobart
with a mite on its head.
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IMG 3293  IMG 3294  IMG 3295  IMG 3296

Late July 2019
Knocklofty Reserve, nipaluna/Hobart
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IMG 9582 2

Late May 2024
Knocklofty Reserve, nipaluna/Hobart
Photo KE
IMG 0411  IMG 0410