- Clerid Beetle with yellow antenna
- Scrobiger albocinctus, body length 20mm
- The beetle has large eyes and bright yellow antenna. Its large and strong
mandible suggested it is a predator. Its wing covers are black in colour with
pink at the back, separated by a white line across. This beetle was found on gum leaf in Karawatha Forest during mid summer. The
beetle was walking on leaves and stems, waving its antenna, seemed searching
for something. The beetle was slow moving and did not quite response to our
- Justin Bartlett sent us email and
advised the ID of this beetle. The beetle can be found on Eucalypt and
Angophora flowers where they hunt other small insects. The beetle is common
during Spring, and early Summer.
- This species look like the Trogodendron fasciculatum Yellow-horned
Clerid but with the white band in an angle.
- 1. Trogodendron fasciculatum - Australian Insect Common Names, AICN version 1.53, CSIRO.
- 2. Yellow-horned
Clerid - lifeunseen.com, Insects and Spiders of Sunshine Coast,
Southeast Queensland, Australia, by Nick Monaghan.
- 3. A guide to the Genera of Beetles of South Australia Part.6 - Matthews, E.G.
1992, p4, Fig92 (Scrobiger splendidus).
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