Carrion Beetle (Ptomaphila lacrymosa)

Order: Coleoptera (ko-lee-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Silphidae
Genus: Ptomaphila
Species: lacrymosa

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On Aug 26, 2006, kennedyh from Churchill, Victoria
Australia (Zone 10a) wrote:

This is called a carrion beetle and it is usually found on dead animals. I have come across them twice in Morwell National Park in Victoria, Australia. The first time they were on a dead Koala and the second time on a dead Wombat.