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Dry bark beetle

Deretaphrus sp.


A small (5mm) beetle with a large textured pronotum and ribbed elytra. These beetles come from a small and unnoticed family called Bothrideridae. They are believed to be fungal feeders. They are most common under the bark of dead or dying trees.


Found under bark of a dead tree.

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Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Apr 18, 2014
Submitted on Apr 18, 2014

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