Striped Ground Beetle
Posterior hairs
Brown Ground Beetle
Striped Ground Beetle (Amblytelus cf sp ES01)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: Ground Beetle (Carabidae)
Species: Striped Ground Beetle (Amblytelus cf sp ES01)
This Photo:     Ventral

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Notice the long sparse hairs on the elytra (wing covers), pronotum (back/thorax shield) & head ... well on most of it's body actually; 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 photos.
~10-11mm long (head & body).

Copyright © 2016-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 07-Dec-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.