Bubas bison

Bubas Bison Male
Bubas Bison Female
13–19 mm
shiny black
horn on each side of head and horn on pronotum (male); distinct ridge on head between eyes and on prono- tum (female)
Flight time
dusk and dawn
Yearly Activity
autumn–winter (occasionally through early spring)
Minor male/female
horn on each side of head, but not on pronotum

WA, SA, VIC, southern NSW

Similar Species

Horns on B. bubalus males are quite different from those of B. bison males. Also, female B. bubalus have a broken ridge on pronotum, which is entire in B. bison females.

Presence in Australia

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Note: Data is based on some recognised sources in the Atlas of Living Australia.

DBEE project species sightings

Map includes sightings that were reported during the DBEE project only.
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