Home
 
Beetles

Tenebrionoidea
 
MORDELLIDAE
White-spotted Pintail Beetle
Black Pintail Beetle
 
RHIPIPHORIDAE
Wedge-shaped Beetle
 
TENEBRIONIDAE
Lagriinae 
Brown Darkling Beetle
Black Darkling Beetle
Ground Darkling Beetle
Tenebrioninae  
Chalcopterus Beetle II
Chalcopterus Beetle III
Pie-dish Beetle
Dark Vader Beetle
White-edged Darkling Beetle
Blue Darkling Beetle
Alleculinae 
Black Comb-clawed Beetle
Dark Green Comb-clawed
Striped Comb-clawed Beetle
Blown Comb-clawed Beetle
Green Comb-clawed Beetle
Bark Comb Clawed Beetle
Grey Comb-clawed Beetle  
 
OEDEMERIDAE
Lycid-mimic Pollen Beetle
Bi-colour Pollen Beetle 
 
MELOIDAE
Blister Beetles  
                                   

                                               

Subfamily Lagriinae - Tribe Lagriini - Long-jointed Bark Beetles

Family Tenebrionidae

This page contains information and pictures about Darkling Beetles in subfamily Lagriinae that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Tribe Lagriini - Long-jointed Bark Beetles

Beetles in this tribe at least have one tarsal (leg) segment thicken. The tip antennal segment is often widen. 

Brown Darkling Beetle, Honeybrown Beetle
wpe10.jpg (39160 bytes) wpeE.jpg (44610 bytes)
Ecnolagria grandis, Lagriini, body length 20mm 
We found a lot of those beetles hiding in a tree at Mt Nebo Outlook during mid summer. In the small area at Mt Nebo Outlook, we saw a few hundreds of them hiding. More pictures and information can be found in this page.
 
 
Black Darkling Beetle
wpe1.jpg (27776 bytes) wpe11.jpg (24879 bytes)
Ecnolagria aurofasciata, Lagriini, body length 15mm  
This beetle was found alone on a vine in Yugarapul Park during mid summer. It flied away after we took those pictures. Please also check this page.
 

Tribe Adeliini

Beetles in this group have nine striae on elytra (longitudinal lines on wing-cover).
 
Ground Darkling Beetle
DSC_4057.jpg (191572 bytes) DSC_4050.jpg (213951 bytes) 
Seirotrana catenulata, body length 25mm
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. Please check this page for more information.   

Reference;
1. TENEBRIONIDAE - Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, 2007.
2. A guide to the Genera of Beetles of South Australia Part.5 - Matthews, E.G. 1987, p.6.
3. Northern Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009. 
4. A Guide to the Beetles of Australia - George Hangay and Paul Zborowski, CSIRO PUBLISHING April 2010, p176.
5. Classification, phylogeny and biogeography of the genera of Adeliini (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) - Matthews, E.G. 1998, Invertebrate taxonomy, 12: 685-824.
Back to Top

Up ] [ Lagriinae ] Tenebrioninae ] Alleculinae ]

                                                

See us in our Home page. Download large pictures in our Wallpaper web page. Give us comments in our Guest Book, or send email to us. A great way to support us is to buy the CD from us.  
Last updated: April 14, 2011.