Giant Inland Water Scavenger Beetle
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Ellura
Giant Inland Water Scavenger Beetle
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Giant Inland Water Scavenger Beetle (Hydrophilus brevispina)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: Water Scavenger Beetle (Water: Hydrophilidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Giant Inland Water Scavenger Beetle (Hydrophilus brevispina)
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General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~30mm long.
Found 2 dead in the watertank overflow.
Very dark green, with very thick hind legs.
No significant punctuations that can be readily seen thru the detritus.
A very large triangular scutellum.
Surprisingly not related to Diving Beetles

Copyright © 2022-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 20-Nov-2022
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.