Brown Ant-like Flower Beetle
Orange Sutured Diving Beetle
Orange Sutured Diving Beetle (Allodessus bistrigatus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: Diving Beetle (Aquatic: Dytiscidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Orange Sutured Diving Beetle (Allodessus bistrigatus)
This Photo:     Dorsal

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~3mm long. The two indented lines, or sutures, along the top of it's shoulders from the pronotum to the elytra are diagnostic.

Copyright © 2020-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 27-Apr-2020
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.