Twig Borer Beetle
Giant Jewel Beetle
Headless Shell
Twig Borer Beetle (Bostrychopsis jesuita)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Insect (Insecta)
Order: Beetle (Coleoptera)
Family: Large Auger Beetle (Bostrichidae)
Species: Twig Borer Beetle (Bostrychopsis jesuita)
This Photo:     Horns

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
A cylindrical black beetle. About 13mm long, with a downward pointing face (reminiscent of a broad-nosed weevil). Distinctive 2 rows of horns on it's pronotum.

Copyright © 2017- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 14-Dec-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species