Wimm/Vic

Wimm/Vic

Posted on 01/10/2014


Photo taken on January  9, 2014


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Australia
Victoria
Coleoptera
Wimmera
Bess Beetle
Mastachilus
Passalid Beetle
Pharochilus
Passalidae


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Passalid species (Bess Beetle)

Passalid species (Bess Beetle)
It's too bad there is so little qualified information available on the Internet about Australian Bess Beetles. From what I've gleaned today is that the Queensland Museum has identified a very similar beetle as Pharochilus dilitatus, the ID factor being lack of a crease on the thorax. No obvious horn on head might be a sex-related thing, anyway. However, Atlas of Living Australia shows similar images under Mastachilus.
Throws hands up in the air! :-)