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White-edged Darkling Beetle - ? Nyctozoilus or Cyphaleus sp.

FAMILY TENEBRIONIDAE

This page contains information and pictures about White-edged Darkling Beetles that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
 
Body length 22mm
 
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We found this beetle once in Ford Road Conservation Area on Jan 2009. The beetle was climbing up on a large gum tree trunk. When we took a few photos, it drop onto the ground. We put it back on the tree trunk again it quickly climbed up to the tree top. 
 
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We also found this beetle in Tingalpa Reservoir Bushland two weeks later. 
 

Reference:
1. Classification, relationships and distribution of the genera of Cyphaleini (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) - Matthews, E.G. 1992, Invertebrate Taxonomy 6. 
 
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