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Striped Comb-clawed Beetle - Aethyssius sp., (Chromomoea sp.)

FAMILY TENEBRIONIDAE

This page contains information and pictures about Stripe Comb-clawed Beetles that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
 
 
Body length 12mm
 
The beetle was dark brown in colour with pale brown stripes, elongated and parallel-sided slender body and with mouth parts expanded. The antennae were long and in filiform.
 
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Pictures were taken in Karawatha Forest Dentata Track next to a small creek on Nov 2007.  The beetle was resting on leaf. When disturbed, it slowly walked away.
 
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Reference:
1. A guide to the Genera of Beetles of South Australia Part.5 - Matthews, E.G. 1987, plate20.
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