Shiny Pie-dish Beetle
Red-rimmed Blue Pie-dish Beetle
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Family:||Darkling Beetle (Tenebrionidae)|
|Species:||Red-rimmed Blue Pie-dish Beetle (Pterohelaeus sp ES3)|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~19mm long with basically thread antennae; however the segments are wide & flat.
Has a white speckled/dusty look to it's surface that seems to rub off.
The red-rim was easily visible to the naked eye, but held up to light here to highight it plus show the semi-transparent nature of it (you can see the leg underneath it)