Clown Beetle
Dorsal
Ellura
Black Stag Beetle
Dorsal
 
    
Clown Beetle (Saprinus sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: Clown Beetle (Histeridae)
Species: Clown Beetle (Saprinus sp)
This Photo:     Ventral

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), and elsewhere
Very metallic blue back and metallic brown shield.
Quite small.
Highly reflective.

Copyright © 2011- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 07-May-2011
This species is a South Australian Native Species, not listed in the Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.