Shiny Pie-dish Beetle
Red-rimmed Blue Pie-dish Beetle
Red-rimmed Blue Pie-dish Beetle (Pterohelaeus sp ES03)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: Pie-dish Beetle (Tenebrionidae: Heleina)
Species: Red-rimmed Blue Pie-dish Beetle (Pterohelaeus sp ES03)
This Photo:     Dorsal

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~19mm long with basically thread antennae; however the segments are wide & flat.
Has a white speckled/dusty look to it's surface that seems to rub off.
The red-rim was easily visible to the naked eye, but held up to light here to highight it plus show the semi-transparent nature of it (you can see the leg underneath it)

Copyright © 2019-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 17-Dec-2019
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.