Blaps polychresta (Forskal, 1775) - Egyptian Beetle - Mark Newton
Torrens River, Mt Lofty Ranges, SA

From Egyptian desert sands to South Australia and Victoria, this  large

introduced species is not considered a pest, see Lawrence and Slipinski (2013, p. 364). Commonly found associated with

chicken coups or bird aviaries as they feed on rodent droppings and decaying matter.





Reference:


Rees, D. (2004). Insects of Stored Products. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood VIC, Australia.


Lawrence, J. F. and Slipinski, A. (2013) Australian beetles. Volume 1 : morphology, classification and keys.  Collingwood, Vic. CSIRO Publishing



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