Onitis alexis

Onitis alexis Male
Onitis alexis Female
Onitis alexis Spur
13–20 mm
green/coppery pronotum, light brown wing covers
Both sexes have a ridge midway between eyes and front of head; fe- male has distinct bump at back of head
Flight time
dusk and dawn
Yearly Activity
spring to autumn

all of Australia except TAS

Similar Species

Onitis aygulus is larger and has an unequal double spur on hind femur of male (single spur in O. alexis).

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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