Brown Ground Beetle
Dorsal
Ellura
Brown Ground Beetle
Head
 
    
Brown Ground Beetle (Amblytelus sp ES2)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Insect (Insecta)
Order: Beetle (Coleoptera)
Family: Ground Beetle (Carabidae)
Species: Brown Ground Beetle (Amblytelus sp ES2)
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General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
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)

Copyright © 2017- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 11-Apr-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species