Brown Comb-clawed Beetle
S2: Dorsal
Chalcopterus Beetle
Egyptian Beetle (Blaps polychresta)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Insect (Insecta)
Order: Beetle (Coleoptera)
Family: Darkling Beetle (Tenebrionidae)
Species: Egyptian Beetle (Blaps polychresta)
Other name: Giant Darkling Beetle

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
Large black beetle, approximately 40mm long (head to tail) with a projection out the rear end.

Copyright © 2015- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 03-Mar-2015
This species is classed as I (Introduced - Foriegn)