Sighting

Michael Bedingfield 4 Mar 2016

Beetle, black with a shield & a hard bumpy shell, wingless, a Pie-dish Beetle.

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Sighted 22 Dec 2015
Urambi Hills Nature Reserve, Canberra ACT, Australia

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  • Ellura Sanctuary 4 March 2016
    Helea
    (genus)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Helea
    Ellura Sanctuary says

    Pie-dish beetle. There's lots of different species that aren't well represented. I've gone with Helea because the shield encloses the head. Pterohelaeus sp don't. But I've not seen either with bumps, normally just ridges. So this is pretty rare. Cheers Brett

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