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Black Darkling Beetle - Ecnolagria aurofasciata

FAMILY TENEBRIONIDAE

This page contains information and pictures about Black Darkling Beetles that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
 
Ecnolagria sp., body length 15mm 
 
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This beetle was found alone on a vine in Yugarapul Park during mid summer. It flied away after we took those pictures.
 
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This beetle look very similar to the Brown Darkling Beetle, only slightly different in colours, could be the same species.
 
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Reference:
1. A Guide to the Beetles of Australia - George Hangay and Paul Zborowski, CSIRO PUBLISHING April 2010, p176. 
2. Northern Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009.  
3. Terrestrial Invertebrate Status Review (Brisbane City) - Dr John Stanisic, Queensland Museum, 2005, page 73, fig35e. 

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Last updated: April 14, 2011.