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Menippus darcyi population in the Sutherland Shire - profile

Indicative distribution

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Scientific name: Menippus darcyi - endangered population
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered Population
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Gazetted date: 03 Mar 2000
Profile last updated: 25 Sep 2020


A small, light green, chrysomelid beetle. The adults are approximately 5 mm in length.


The population is currently only known from Grays Point Reserves, Grays Point, Sutherland Shire. This species has been recorded from only three locations in Australia: Lord Howe Island, coastal North Queensland and Grays Point Reserve (0.8 h in size), adjacent to Port Hacking in southern Sydney.

Habitat and ecology

  • Little is known of ecology.
  • Larvae graze on Celtis paniculata, which grow in littoral rainforest.
  • The female adults lay eggs in spring, which hatch into small larvae.

Regional distribution and habitat

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IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
Sydney BasinSydney Cataract Known None