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Comb-clawed Beetle - 2

Aethyssius sp.

Description:

A 7 mm long beetle with tapering striated elytra, an elongated prothorax and segmented antennae. The elytra on this beetle were a very dark brown with a broad slightly lighter brown panel along the inner margins. Legs were dark with thick femurs.

Habitat:

Spotted on leptospermum in a reserve.

Notes:

Pity I could not get a close-up of the tarsi.
Family: Tenebrionidae
Subfamily: Alleculinae

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Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Dec 2, 2014
Submitted on Dec 2, 2014

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