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Darkling beetle (Tenebrionidae)TENEBRIONIDAE

Unidentified Darkling beetle at South East Forest National Park

TENEBRIONIDAE at South East Forest National Park - 3 Feb 2019

Identification history

Darkling beetle (Tenebrionidae) TENEBRIONIDAE 9 Feb 2019 KimPullen
Unidentified 6 Feb 2019 KerriLee

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Author's notes

Just a single shot of this shiny beetle, so limited information to go on. However, I'm wondering if it might be a jewel beetle (Buprestidae). The body shape looks right, although the pronotum looks more like a darkling beetle (Tenebrionidae). Any thoughts Stuart?

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KimPullen wrote:
   9 Feb 2019
Kerri, this looks like a tenebrionid, but I don't know it. The colours have an uncanny similarity to those of Phanechloros punctipennis, but the pronotum is different (with a medial longitudinal sulcus among other differences), and the elytral punctation seems closer. I'll keep at it!
KerriLee wrote:
   9 Feb 2019
thank you! sorry that I don't have any other shots or a scale bar

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Pterostylis falcata (Sickle Greenhood) at South East Forest National Park - 17 Dec 2018 by JackieMiles
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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 3 Feb 2019 Recorded on
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