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Pimelia sp. Beetle

1 Species ID Suggestions

Ashish 9 years ago
Black beetle
Heteronychus arator Pitchcare Oceania: Magazine: Heteronychus arator

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Tupa 9 years ago

yes it is ! Pimelia sp. !

thaptor 9 years ago

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.


or a Limodromus assimilis, but that one may be too oval

could be a Carabus granulatus...
@ Saarbrigger: that´s a very good site

Saarbrigger 9 years ago

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.

Maybe it is an "Amara similata" (german webpage:

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

May be female stag beetle..I agree its not Dung..

Tupa 10 years ago

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.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

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

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Pedara, Sicily, Italy

Spotted on Jun 5, 2011
Submitted on Jun 5, 2011

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