- This page contains information and pictures about Darkling Beetles
in subfamily Lagriinae that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Tribe Lagriini - Long-jointed Bark Beetles
Beetles in this tribe at least have one tarsal (leg) segment thicken.
The tip antennal segment is often widen.
- Brown Darkling Beetle, Honeybrown Beetle
- Ecnolagria grandis, Lagriini, body length 20mm
- We found a lot of those beetles hiding in a tree at Mt Nebo Outlook during
mid summer. In the small area at Mt Nebo Outlook, we saw a few hundreds
of them hiding. More pictures and information can be found in this page.
- Black Darkling Beetle
- Ecnolagria aurofasciata, Lagriini, body length 15mm
- This beetle was found alone on a vine in Yugarapul Park during mid summer.
It flied away after we took those pictures. Please also check this page.
- Beetles in this group have nine striae on elytra (longitudinal lines on
- Ground Darkling Beetle
- Seirotrana catenulata, body length 25mm
- This beetle was found wandering on ground on Mar 2010, in Ford Road Research
Area. Larvae of this subfamily live in soil feed on roots of plants.
Please check this page for more
- 1. TENEBRIONIDAE - Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, 2007.
- 2. A guide to the Genera of Beetles of South Australia Part.5 -
Matthews, E.G. 1987, p.6.
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
- 5. Classification, phylogeny and biogeography of the genera of Adeliini (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)
- Matthews, E.G. 1998, Invertebrate taxonomy, 12: 685-824.
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