Orange-footed Black Beetle
Chalcopterus Beetle
Egyptian Beetle (Blaps polychresta)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: Darkling Beetle (Tenebrionidae)
Species: Egyptian Beetle (Blaps polychresta)
This Photo:     Dorsal
Other name: Giant Darkling Beetle

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), Coastal Areas and elsewhere
Large black beetle, approximately 40mm long (head to tail) with a projection out the rear end.

Copyright © 2015-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 03-Mar-2015
This species is classed as If (Foreign Introduction)