White-spotted Pintail Beetle
Black Pintail Beetle
Wedge-shaped Beetle
Brown Darkling Beetle
Black Darkling Beetle
Ground Darkling Beetle
Chalcopterus Beetle II
Chalcopterus Beetle III
Pie-dish Beetle
Darth Vader Beetle
White-edged Darkling Beetle
Blue Darkling Beetle
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  
Lycid-mimic Pollen Beetle
Bi-colour Pollen Beetle 
Blister Beetles  


Subfamily Alleculinae - Comb-clawed Beetles

Family Tenebrionidae

This page contains information and pictures about Darkling Beetles in Subfamily Alleculinae that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Beetles in this subfamily have elongated narrow body. They have long and slender legs with combed tarsi.
All Comb-clawed Beetles we found in this page are in tribe Alleculini.

Black Comb-clawed Beetle
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Aethyssius viridis, body length 20mm 
The beetle was resting on a tree trunk. It dropped onto the ground when we came closely. We picked it up and took those pictures. It was in Karawatha Forest She-Oak Tree area Dec 2007. Please also check this page for more information.
Dark Green Comb-clawed Beetle
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Aethyssius cylindricus, (Anaxo cylindricus), body length 12mm
Pictures were taken in Yimbun Park along Bulimba Creek on Oct 2007. The beetle was black to dark green in colour, elongated and parallel-sided slender body and with mouth parts expanded. The antennae were long and in filiform. Please check this page for more information.
Striped Comb-clawed Beetle
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Aethyssius sp., (Chromomoea sp.), body length 12mm  
Pictures were taken in Karawatha Forest Dentata Track next to a small creek on Nov 2007. Please check this page for more information. 
Blown Comb-clawed Beetle
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Dimorphochilus pascoei, body length 20mm 
Pictures were also taken in Yimbun Park along Bulimba Creek on Oct 2007. Please check this page for more information.
Green Comb-clawed Beetle
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Ommatophorus sp., body length 15mm
Photos were taken next to Bulimba Creek in Wishart on Oct 2007, also Bulimba Creek in Sunnybank on Nov 2007. Please check this page for more information.
Bark Comb Clawed Beetle
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Euomma lateralis, body length 6mm
We found this group of small beetle hiding under loose bark on a large gum tree on Jan 2010 in Karawatha Forest. Please check this page for more information.
Grey Comb-clawed Beetle
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? Homotrysis sp.,  body length 20mm
We found this beetle in Wishart Bushland on Sep 2010. It was resting on a large gum tree trunk. The beetle is shiny black in colour with white to grey striae on elytra (longitudinal lines on wing-cover). Please check this page for more information.

1. TENEBRIONIDAE - Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, 2007.
2. Dictionary of Entomological Terms - Insects of Townsville, Australia by Graeme Cocks.
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.
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