Wasp mimic longicorn beetle

Enchoptera apicalis Saunders, 1850

This is a beetle that mimics a wasp, by this it has a body shape that is similar to native wasps but it is in fact a beetle

How to identify Enchoptera apicalis?

The body is elongated and slender with moderately long antennae with whiteish tips. The colour is a variable reddish brown to dark browns and some may have a green hue

What habitats does Enchoptera apicalis live in?

Can be found on the flowers of native trees and bushes, including Angophora, Bursaria, Eucalyptus, Leptospermum.

What is the distribution of Enchoptera apicalis?

Southeastern Australia including around Tasmania

How big does Enchoptera apicalis grow?

Can grow to around 20mm

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