Sighting

Lily M Kumpe 12 Nov 2014

Carabid Beetle (Phorticosomus sp.)

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Sighted 6 Aug 2014
60 Meagher Drive, Badgingarra WA 6521, Australia

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  • Nadine Guthrie 10 November 2017
    Phorticosomus gularis
    (species)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Carabidae: Phorticosomus: gularis
    Common Names: Beetles, Carabids, carabid beetles
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  • Lily M Kumpe 12 November 2014
    Carabidae
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Carabidae
    Lily M Kumpe says

    Atlas of Living Australia (ala.org.au) shows a nearly identical beetle in the Calosoma genus, but I think this may be a misidentification. Any clarification would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Nick Porch 13 November 2014
    Phorticosomus
    (genus)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Carabidae: Phorticosomus
    Nick Porch says

    Hi Lily...agree with Stephen that it is a harpaline. I'm pretty sure it is Phorticosomus. Very similar to the species in the image in the link below (but doesn't mean it is that sp.). These beetles are common and widespread in the inland arid zone and semi arid zone around it. see: http://collections.museumvictoria.com.au/imagedisplay.php?irn=227668&reftable=ecatalogue&refirn=1019058

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  • Nadine Guthrie 10 November 2017
    Phorticosomus gularis
    (species)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Carabidae: Phorticosomus: gularis
    Common Names: Beetles, Carabids, carabid beetles
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Notes

  • Stephen Thorpe 12 November 2014
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    Stephen Thorpe says

    Yes, this is certainly not Calosoma. There are a few options as to what it might be, based on the deeply emarginate labrum. I think it may be a harpaline, but these are not revised for Australia. ALA has imported some photos from flickr which are clearly misidentified as Calosoma!

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  • Lily M Kumpe 14 November 2014
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    Lily M Kumpe says

    Thanks guys - I really appreciate the help!

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