Name source
Australian Faunal Directory
Rank
species
Data links
LSID JSON / WMS /RDF

Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:a76736ca-febd-4a04-b787-ad196f79abb5

LSIDs are persistent, location-independent,resource identifiers for uniquely naming biologically significant resources including species names, concepts, occurrences, genes or proteins, or data objects that encode information about them. To put it simply, LSIDs are a way to identify and locate pieces of biological information on the web.

Data Links

JSON

For a JSON view of this data, click here

WMS

To use WMS services, copy and paste the following GetCapabilities URL into your OGC client (e.g. uDIG, ESRI ArcGIS)
http://biocache.ala.org.au/ws/ogc/ows?q=species:Chrysolopus spectabilis
For higher taxa, this will give you a hierarchical listing of layers for each taxon.

RDF

To download an RDF/XML document for the concepts and names click here
A JSON view of this information is here here
A html view of this information is here here

Further details

For more details on occurrence webservices, click here
For more details on names webservices, click here

Species presence
 Recorded In Australia

Occurrence records map

occurrence map map legend

View records list Map & analyse records

  • representative image of taxa
    Source: Australian Insect Common Names

Description

The body of Chrysolopus spectabilis is an elongated oval 15���25 millimetres (0.6���1.0 in) long. The elytra are black, with irregular spots of bright metallic green. The underside of the body is shaded in matt green, and a white or green line runs the length of the animal's sides. The head, thorax and legs are black with occasional metallic green markings. ... source: Wikipedia

Most weevil species have a long snout that they use to chew holes in plants for food and to make egg chambers. source: Australian Museum Factsheets

Online resources

Aus Wild Life
Images, Occurrence record
Australian Museum Factsheets
Description, Distribution, Morphology, Habitat
Barry Armstead Photography
Images
BowerBird
Images, Occurrence record
Citizen Science
Images, Occurrence record
Flickr EOL
Images, Occurrence record
OZ Animals
Distribution, Morphology, Diet, Images, Occurrence record
Wikipedia
Description, Distribution, Ecology, Reference, Images, Occurrence record

Species Lists

Museums Field Guide apps species profiles – terrestrial invertebrates
Brief description: Blue and black mottled pattern, bent antennae.
Description : Body black with blue and green scales creating a mottled pattern. Bent antennae. Body up to 3 cm long.
Biology : Botany Bay Weevils feed on wattle trees - the larvae on roots and the adults on young leaves. When the ship Endeavour arrived at Botany Bay in 1770, they were one of the first Australian insects to be collected, and were subsequently described by naturalist Sir Joseph Banks.
Habitat: Heathlands, woodlands, dry sclerophyll forests and urban areas.
Native status: Native to Australia
Diet: Herbivore
Colours: black blue green
Distribution: Eastern mainland Australia.
Habitat types: Terrestrial
Commercial species: False
Author credit: Museum Victoria Sciences Staff / Museum Victoria

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Chrysolopus spectabilis

Synonyms

Synonyms Source
Chrysolophus spectabilis (Fabricius, 1775) (Fabricius, 1775)
Curculio spectabilis Fabricius, 1775 Fabricius, 1775
Published in: Fabricius, J.C. 1775. Systema Entomologiae, sistens Insectorum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, adiectis Synonymis, Locis, Descriptionibus, Observationibus Flensburgi et Lipsiae [= Flensburg & Leipzig] : Kortii pp. xxxii 832 pp.

Common Names

Common name Source
Botany Bay Weevil
Read Only Mode
Diamond Beetle
Read Only Mode
Diamond Weevil
Read Only Mode
Botany Bay Diamond Weevil
Read Only Mode
Botany Bay Diamond Weevil, Botany Bay Diamond B, Sapphire Weevil.
Read Only Mode

Working classification

kingdom
ANIMALIA
phylum
ARTHROPODA
subphylum
HEXAPODA
class
INSECTA
suprageneric
Pterygotes
order
COLEOPTERA
suborder
POLYPHAGA
superfamily
CURCULIONOIDEA
family
CURCULIONIDAE
subfamily
Cyclominae
tribe
Aterpini
genus
Chrysolopus
species
Chrysolopus spectabilis  Recorded in Australia

Occurrence records

View list of all occurrence records for this taxon

Charts showing breakdown of occurrence records

Hint: click on chart elements to view that subset of records

Name references found in the Biodiversity Heritage Library

Name references found in the TROVE - NLA

Genbank

Desktop version