Shielded Click Beetle
S1, ventral
Lovely Red Click Beetle
S1, dorsal
Shielded Click Beetle (Agrypnus sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: Click Beetle (Elateridae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Shielded Click Beetle (Agrypnus sp)
This Photo:     🔍S2, ventral🔎

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~8-9mm long.
The ventral shot is very important here. When comparing the holotype images of species in this genus on-line very few have cut outs in their exoskeleton underneath for antennae and front leg protection. These cut outs/indents seem quite variable amoung the different species; to the point they don't exist in some. We could find any that match our two specimens so think ours are undescribed.

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This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.