Soldier Beetle
Mating, ventral
Ellura
Soldier Beetle
Male body
 
    
Soldier Beetle (Chauliognathus sp ES1)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: Soldier Beetle (Cantharidae)
Species: Soldier Beetle (Chauliognathus sp ES1)
This Photo:     Female Antenna & Feet

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Possibly granulatus. Notice all of these Chauliognathus sp have hairs growing out of the elytra.

Copyright © 2014- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 22-Mar-2014
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.