In very dry conditions this small, semi-translucent, brown beetle was exploring the dessicated husks of a sedge or grass. About 12mm long.
Next to dry creek bed on drying grasses.
Darkling? the eyes show some forming around the antennae? beware of impostors Yes darkling - this one not as hirsute as some? Antennae seg. count good. Atlas - http://bie.ala.org.au/species/Ecnolagria...