Twig Borer Beetle
Tree-top Jewel Beetle
Twig Borer Beetle (Bostrychopsis jesuita)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: Large Auger Beetle (Bostrichidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Twig Borer Beetle (Bostrychopsis jesuita)
This Photo:     Horns

Thank you Adam Yates for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
A cylindrical black beetle. ~13mm long, with a downward pointing face (reminiscent of a broad-nosed weevil). Distinctive 2 rows of horns on it's pronotum.

Copyright © 2017-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 14-Dec-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.