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Clerid Beetle

Stigmatium sp.


This beetle would have been about 25 mm long with mostly black elytra and thorax. The body was covered with short stiff white setae which gave the beetle a mottled look. The apices of the elytra had bands of brown, white and black. The thorax tapered posteriorly. On the head was a crown shaped ochre-coloured pattern. Eyes appeared large. Antennal segments had bristles all along and ends were feathery. Mouthparts appeared to point downwards.


Spotted under the bark of a eucalyptus tree - ? species.


A very active beetle which tried its best to get away and under undamaged bark. My thanks to bayucca for the ID.

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Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 3 years ago

Thanks so much Dominik. I believe you're right. Clerid was my first thought but wasn't sure. Thanks again.

bayucca 3 years ago

This is a Cleridae, Clerid Beetle or Checkered Beetle, maybe Stigmatium sp.?

Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Nov 18, 2017
Submitted on Nov 23, 2017

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