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Blue Darkling Beetle - ? Nyctozoilus or Cyphaleus sp.

FAMILY TENEBRIONIDAE

This page contains information and pictures about Blue Darkling Beetles that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
 
Body length 20mm
 
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We found this beetle in Karawatha Forest on Dec 2010. It was wandering on gum tree trunk. 
 
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The beetle is steel blue in colour with metallic reflections.  
 
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Reference:
1. Classification, relationships and distribution of the genera of Cyphaleini (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) - Matthews, E.G. 1992, Invertebrate Taxonomy 6. 
 
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