Chalcopterus Beetle
Open Headed Pie-dish Beetle
Chalcopterus Beetle (Chalcopteroides sp)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Insect (Insecta)
Order: Beetle (Coleoptera)
Family: Darkling Beetle (Tenebrionidae)
Species: Chalcopterus Beetle (Chalcopteroides sp)
This Photo:     Ventral
Similar Species: Metallic Dodonaea Leaf Beetle

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee) & in the Adelaide Hills
Very metallic green back
Highly reflective.

Copyright © 2012- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 07-Nov-2012
This species is an Australian Native Species