Brown Ground Beetle
Patched Ground Beetle
Crossed Ground Beetle (Amblytelus cf sp ES03)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: Ground Beetle (Carabidae)
Species: Crossed Ground Beetle (Amblytelus cf sp ES03)
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General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Notice the long sparse hairs on most of it's body; almost like spines rather than hairs.
They also have an unusual spur on their front legs. Beetles often have spines coming out of their legs, but beetles in this tribe (Amblytelini) have an indent in the leg and a hook; as can be seen in the photo.
This specimen has a smaller pronotum (back shield), which may make it a different species (perhaps Dystrichothorax?)

Copyright © 2013-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 19-Oct-2013
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.