Spiny Clerid Beetle
Variegated Clerid Beetle
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Family:||Clerid Beetle (Cleridae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Variegated Clerid Beetle (Lemidia variegata)|
|Synonyms:||Blaesiophthalmus variegatus or Lemidia variegatus|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
1st Live Photo's on-line: ~5.5mm long. Very Velvet Ant like with the naked eye, but on closer inspection with the camera we can see the antennae & body shape are quite different.
The whole upper aspect of the body is heavily punctuated. Underneath it is smooth and black. The pronotum has 2 small longitudinal ridges.
We found one specimen in April.