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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 8 years ago

yes it is ! Pimelia sp. !

thaptor 8 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 9 years ago

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

Tupa 9 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 9 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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