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Aulacocyclus edentulus

Aulacocyclus edentulus


A large ground beetle with dark chocolate coloured elytra, golden hairs at junctures. Approximately 30mm long. Also 6 larvae which seemed to be associated with this beetle.


Under a large and damp eucalyptus log within suburbia.


Also known as Passalid beetle and Bess beetle although not the same species as elsewhere in the world.

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Mark Ridgway
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Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Oct 2, 2012
Submitted on Oct 3, 2012

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