Brown Comb-clawed Beetle
S1: Dorsal
Ellura
Egyptian Beetle
 
    
Brown Comb-clawed Beetle (Alleculini sp ES2)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: Darkling Beetle (Tenebrionidae)
Species: Brown Comb-clawed Beetle (Alleculini sp ES2)
This Photo:     S2: Dorsal

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
Alleculini is a tribe, commonly called Comb-clawed Beetles and are an understudied group. There are a large number of similar looking genera in the tribe, let alone species. We have left this id at the tribe level for now until further information is more readily available.
Note the very hairy body & legs, as well as large eyes. This specimen is quite a bit smaller than the previous at only 8mm long (head & body). Notice also that the legs are shorter and body more parallel than our previous specimen. The head shape, large eyes & padded feet still match.

Copyright © 2013- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 27-Oct-2013
This species is an Australian Native Species