Brown Ground Beetle
Crossed Ground Beetle
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Family:||Ground Beetle (Carabidae)|
|Species:||Brown Ground Beetle (Amblytelus sp ES2)|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), and elsewhere
Notice the long sparse hairs on most of it's body; almost like spines rather than hairs.
They also have an unusual spur on their front legs. Beetles often have spines coming out of their legs, but beetles in this tribe (Amblytelini) have an indent in the leg and a hook; as can be seen in the photos.
This one is a bit larger at about 13mm long (head & body)