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Creophilus erythrocephalus

Devil's coach horse, Rove beetle at Stromlo, ACT

Creophilus erythrocephalus at Stromlo, ACT - 4 May 2022
Creophilus erythrocephalus at Stromlo, ACT - 4 May 2022
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Identification history

Creophilus erythrocephalus 4 May 2022 Birdy
Unidentified 4 May 2022 trevorpreston

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Beetle about 15mm, bright orange head, shape similar to a rove beetle only larger, several specimens found on kangaroo carcass.

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Ptomaphila lacrymosa (Carrion Beetle) at Stromlo, ACT - 4 May 2022 by trevorpreston
Dieuches maculicollis (Black-and-white seed bug) at Stromlo, ACT - 4 May 2022 by trevorpreston
Platyzosteria similis (Red-legged litter runner) at Stromlo, ACT - 4 May 2022 by trevorpreston
Coccinella transversalis (Transverse Ladybird) at Stromlo, ACT - 4 May 2022 by trevorpreston
Ethmostigmus rubripes (Giant centipede) at Stromlo, ACT - 4 May 2022 by trevorpreston
Anzoplana trilineata (A Flatworm) at Stromlo, ACT - 4 May 2022 by trevorpreston
Cormocephalus aurantiipes (Orange-legged Centipede) at Stromlo, ACT - 4 May 2022 by trevorpreston
Utetheisa pulchelloides (Heliotrope Moth) at Stromlo, ACT - 8 Mar 2019 by Christine
Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Stromlo, ACT - 8 Mar 2019 by Christine

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 3 Abundance
  • 4 May 2022 11:32 AM Recorded on
  • trevorpreston Recorded by

Additional information

  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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