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Pie-dish Beetle city

Pterohelaeus sp.

Description:

I accidentally knocked a rotten old rustgill fungi clump off the base of a eucalyptus tree and behind it was a huge number of Tenebrionid beetles of at least two species. Estimated about 30 overall and the most numerous one was the pie-dish type. Largest about 15mm long.

Habitat:

In a local nature reserve.

Notes:

Family Tenebrionidae
P. walkeri, P. cornutus or P. piceus
http://australianmuseum.net.au/Pie-dish-...

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2 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Thanks Lauren. I remember the thrill when I found one of these last year so it was a bit of a shock to suddenly find dozens.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 6 years ago

What a great thing to find! They are beautiful!

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Sep 10, 2014
Submitted on Sep 13, 2014

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