Merimna atra (Australian Fire-Beetle) - Mark Newton
Woomera/Roxby Downs - South Australia

The Australian Fire-Beetle, Merimna atra is the only species in Merimna, and

has the unusual pyrophilous behaviour of being attracted to post Eucalypt  fires for

reproduction and foraging.

References:

Schmitz, A, Schneider, E.S. & Schmit, H. (2015).Behaviour of the Australian 'fire-beetle' Merimna atrata (Coleoptera: Buprestidae)on burnt areas after bushfires. Records of the Western Australian museum 30:001-011

DOI 10.18195/issn.0312-3162.30(1).2015.001-011


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