Clown Beetle
S1: Ventral
Ellura
Black Stag Beetle
Antennae
 
    
Black Stag Beetle (Figulus regularis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: Stag Beetle (Lucanidae)
Species: Black Stag Beetle (Figulus regularis)
This Photo:     Dorsal

Thank you Mark Hura for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~15mm long.
These have a smooth ribbed elytra and are quite hairless. This one has a broken head/face, so it's difficult to discern facial features.
One dead specimen found in Dec

Copyright © 2017- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 16-Dec-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.