Blue Waxy Ground Beetle
S2, dorsal
Blue Waxy Ground Beetle
S2, profile
Blue Waxy Ground Beetle (Cerotalis sp ES01)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: Ground Beetle (Carabidae)
Species: Blue Waxy Ground Beetle (Cerotalis sp ES01)
This Photo:     S1, profile

Thank you Mark Hura for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~16mm. One of the diagnostics of this genus is the single setae (hair) above the eye.
Notice the shallow central line on the pronotums, and blue/purple ventral colour.

Copyright © 2017-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 29-Oct-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.