Predacious Diving Beetle
Dorsal, in water
Shielded Click Beetle
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Family:||Click Beetle (Elateridae)|
|Species:||Shielded Click Beetle (Agrypnus sp)|
|This Photo:||S1: dorsal|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
The ventral shot is very important here. When comparing the holotype images of species in this genus on-line very few have cut outs in their exoskeleton underneath for antennae and front leg protection. These cut outs/indents seem quite variable amoung the different species; to the point they don't exist in some. We could find any that match our two specimens so think ours are undescribed.
We found our specimens in Dec & May.