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Black Comb-clawed Beetle
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Striped Comb-clawed Beetle
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Green Comb-clawed Beetle
Bark Comb Clawed Beetle
Grey Comb-clawed Beetle  
 
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Black Comb-clawed Beetle - Aethyssius viridis

FAMILY TENEBRIONIDAE

This page contains information and pictures about Black Comb-clawed Beetles that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
 
Body length 20mm
 
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The beetle was resting on a tree trunk. It dropped onto the ground when we came closely. We picked it up and took those pictures. It was in Karawatha Forest She-Oak Tree area Dec 2007. 
 

Reference:
1. Beetles - family Tenebrionidae - lifeunseen.com, by Nick Monaghan, 2008. 
2. Terrestrial Invertebrate Status Review (Brisbane City) - Dr John Stanisic, Queensland Museum, 2005, page 72, fig34k.
3. Northern Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009 (unidentified).
4. A guide to the Genera of Beetles of South Australia Part.5 - Matthews, E.G. 1987, Fig111.
 
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