Scarititid Ground Beetle
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Ellura
Google-eyed Ground Beetle
 
    
Scarititid Ground Beetle (Scaraphites sp)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Insect (Insecta)
Order: Beetle (Coleoptera)
Family: Ground Beetle (Carabidae)
Species: Scarititid Ground Beetle (Scaraphites sp)
This Photo:     Head

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
What first grabbed our attention to this black beetle was the bright green line all around it's circumference. As it turns out, it's whole body reflects green, but the lip around it's edge makes it look like a green line.
At first we thought it was a huge ant as it was moving pretty quickly across our camp ground.

Copyright © 2014- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 06-Jul-2014
This species is an Australian Native Species