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yes it is ! Pimelia sp. !
To end the confusing discussion: This is a Pimelia sp. (Tenebrionidae). Species ID may be possible, but not for me. Sicily should not have more than a handful species.Boris
or a Limodromus assimilis, but that one may be too oval
could be a Carabus granulatus...@ Saarbrigger: that´s a very good site
I do not think it is a stag beetle. The antenna are different. The antenna of a stag beetle (female) look like a brush at the end.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stag_beetle...Maybe it is an "Amara similata" (german webpage: http://www.insektenbox.de/kaefer/amasim....)
May be female stag beetle..I agree its not Dung..
monkey-mind: you're right - it's not that one.Ashish: I do not think it is a Dung Beetle.... the head and the body shape are different.This Beetle is very common here in Sicily, we just call it black beetle.
Its almost like Dung Beetle.
noo - thats not it (Onymacris unguicularis) - the legs aren´t that long
I saw that beetle in disney´s the desert lives - it was the "volkswagen" type beetle, that has to run to stay cool
Spotted on Jun 5, 2011 Submitted on Jun 5, 2011