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Pie-dish beetle (Tenebrionidae)

Pterohelaeus sp.

Description:

A flat beetle with even flatter elytra margin.

Habitat:

found in a eucalyptus tree, under bark.

Notes:

there are several similar species. Mine differs slightly from the reference image. http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_... http://lifeunseen.com/index2_item_7287.p...

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5 Comments

MartinL
MartinL 6 years ago

Yes, this looks like a pie in a dish.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Textured pies coming up.

MartinL
MartinL 6 years ago

Thanks Lauren.
Me too, and I love the name.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 6 years ago

Love these beetles.

MartinL
MartinL 6 years ago

Here is one possible ID from Tasmania
Pie-dish beetle Pterohelaeus peltatus
https://www.flickr.com/photos/simongrove...

MartinL
Spotted by
MartinL

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on May 6, 2014
Submitted on May 6, 2014

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