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Ground Darkling Beetle - Seirotrana catenulata

FAMILY TENEBRIONIDAE

This page contains information and pictures about Black Darkling Beetles that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
 
Body length 25mm 
 
Ground Darkling Beetle
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This beetle was found wandering on ground on Mar 2010, in Ford Road Research Area. Larvae of this subfamily live in soil feed on roots of plants.   
 
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Reference:
1. Northern Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009.  
2. Classification, phylogeny and biogeography of the genera of Adeliini (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) - Matthews, E.G. 1998, Invertebrate taxonomy, 12: 685-824, p737. 
3. Terrestrial Invertebrate Status Review (Brisbane City) - Dr John Stanisic, Queensland Museum, 2005, page 73, fig35k. 

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