Striped Ground Beetle
Front leg spur
Ellura
Striped Ground Beetle
Ventral
 
    
Striped Ground Beetle (Amblytelus sp ES1)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Insect (Insecta)
Order: Beetle (Coleoptera)
Family: Ground Beetle (Carabidae)
Species: Striped Ground Beetle (Amblytelus sp ES1)
This Photo:     Posterior hairs

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
Notice the long sparse hairs on the elytra (wing covers), pronotum (back/thorax shield) & head ... well on most of it's body actually; almost like spines rather than hairs.
They also have an unusual spur on their front legs. Beetles often have spines coming out of their legs, but beetles in this tribe (Amblytelini) have an indent in the leg and a hook; as can be seen in the photos.
About 10-11mm long (head & body)

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 07-Dec-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species