- This page contains information and pictures about False Blister Beetles in
family Oedemeridae that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
They are also known as Pollen Beetles.
- They are called False Blister Beetles because they are easily confuse with
the Blister Beetles in family Meloidae, for
which they are closely related. False Blister Beetles can be distinguished by
their prothorax narrowed behind and the narrower head.
- Adults Oedemerids feed on pollen and can be found on flowers and leaves.
They have elongated and parallel-sided slender body and usually with mouth parts
expanded. The antennae are long and in filiform. They are from small to
- Larvae are found in rotting tree trunk. They feed on dead wood.
- Lycid-mimicking Pollen Beetle
- Pseudolycus sp., body length 15mm
- This beetle look like a Lycid
Beetle but it is in family Oedemeridae. This beetle mimic the Lycid
Beetle to gain some protections. Details please check our mimicry
complex page. For more images and information on this beetle please check
- Bi-colour Pollen Beetle
- Agasma sp. body length 12mm
- We found this little beetle in Lamington National Park on Dec 2010. Please
check this page for more information.
- 1. A guide to the Genera of Beetles of South Australia Part.5 -
Matthews, E.G. 1987, p10, plate24.
- 2. Insects
of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University
Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p 668.
- 3. A Guide to the Beetles of Australia - George Hangay and Paul Zborowski, CSIRO PUBLISHING April
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