Cydistomorpha vetusta

Cydistomorpha vetusta frequents coastal sandhills. The covering of depressed yellowish short pubescence on the grey body gives it a distinctive pale look. In females the frontal callous (darkened area between the eyes) can be absent, or when present is typically small. The Tasmanian variety of this species always has the third antennal segment entirely black (thus contrasting with the reddish antennal base and second segment), but on the mainland this segment can be entirely black to only the tip darkened. Body length around 13 to 15 mm.

Late February 2018
Sandspit River Conservation Area
Images by Elaine McDonald, used with permission.