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Chalcopterus Beetle II - Chalcopteroides sp.

FAMILY TENEBRIONIDAE

This page contains information and pictures about Chalcopterus Beetles that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
 
 
Body length 20mm
 
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Pictures were taken next to Bulimba Creek in Sunnybank just before Christmas Dec 2007.  
 
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Pictures were taken in Karawatha Forest Bushtail Track during winter Aug 2007. The beetle was hiding under bark of a Grey Gum tree.
 
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There are many similar looking species in this Chalcopteroides genus that are commonly found on, and under bark of Eucalyptus. They are all black with an iridescent sheen. One distinct feature of this genus is its head held vertically against its body. 
 

Reference: 
1. A guide to the Genera of Beetles of South Australia Part.5 - Matthews, E.G. 1987, plate 110.
2. Chalcopteroides Strand, 1935 - Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, 2007.  

 
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Last updated: March 21, 2011.