Patched Ground Beetle
Dorsal
Ellura
Ant-nest Beetle
Dorsal
 
                      
Patched Ground Beetle (Amblytelus cf sp ES04)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: Ground Beetle (Carabidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Patched Ground Beetle (Amblytelus cf sp ES04)
This Photo:     Ventral

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~7.5mm.
There are a number of similar looking beetles to these 4 Amblytelus. Trigonothops sp is another possibility. They are even in different sub-families. The setae on the pronotum is diagnostic.

Copyright © 2018-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 08-Dec-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.