Bombardier Beetle
Alive, ventral
Google-eyed Ground Beetle
S3, dorsal
Google-eyed Ground Beetle (Scopodes sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: Ground Beetle (Carabidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Google-eyed Ground Beetle (Scopodes sp)
This Photo:     S1, dorsal
Other name: Odacanthid Ground Beetle

Thank you Mark Hura for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~3.5mm long.

Copyright © 2014-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 05-Mar-2014
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.