Darkling Beetles (TENEBRIONIDAE )

Beetles (Coleoptera)

Tenebrionoidae is a superfamily of the Coleoptera in the suborder Polyphaga containing Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles.

Lagria grandis

This beetle is a teneral specimen of Lagria grandis, usually put into the Lagriidae family, but classified as Tenebrionidae in Australia. A teneral is a beetle just out of the pupal stage without having full colour.

Photo: Robert Whyte

Omnatophorus sp.

This Omnatophorus sp. beetle is classified as being in the family Tenebrionidae subfamily Alleculinae tribe Alleculini genus Omnatophorus. The subfamily Alleculinae are comb-clawed beetles.
Photo: Robert Whyte