Lined Waxy Ground Beetle
S2: Pronotum
Ellura
Black Waxy Ground Beetle
Dorsal
 
    
Lined Waxy Ground Beetle (Cerotalis sp ES2)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: Ground Beetle (Carabidae)
Species: Lined Waxy Ground Beetle (Cerotalis sp ES2)
This Photo:     S2: ventral

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~17mm. Notice the deep, almost most cleft like, line down the centre of the pronotum; as well as the blue/purple ventral colour.

Copyright © 2018- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 09-Dec-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.