Adelaide's Unicorn Beetle
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Family:||Large Carion Beetle (Silphidae)|
|Species:||Carrion Beetle (Ptomaphila lacrymosa)|
General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere
~15mm body & head length, ~19mm including elytra.
A distinctive brown & black beetle with large elytra & pronotum making it look much larger than it really is. Somewhat reminiscent of a Pie Dish Beetle.
We found one dead one in Aug.