Alice Springs Fauna •

The Bolboceratidae family of beetles was historically treated as a subfamily of the earth-boring dung beetles, or “dor beetles” (family Geotrupidae), but has been considered a separate family by many authors since 1995.

The following was found drowned in a swimming pool in Alice Springs, Northern Territory.

Family: Bolboceratidae beetle, Alice Springs NT
Family: Bolboceratidae beetle, Alice Springs NT
Family: Bolboceratidae beetle, Alice Springs NT
Family: Bolboceratidae beetle, Alice Springs NT
Family: Bolboceratidae beetle, Alice Springs NT
Family: Bolboceratidae beetle, Alice Springs NT
Family: Bolboceratidae beetle, Alice Springs NT
Family: Bolboceratidae beetle, Alice Springs NT

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Hexapoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • informal: Pterygotes
  • Order: Coleoptera
  • Suborder: Polyphaga
  • Subfamily: Scarabaeoidea
  • Family: Bolboceratidae
  • Genus:
    • Australobolbus Howden & Cooper, 1977
    • Blackbolbus Howden & Cooper, 1977
    • Blackburnium Boucomont, 1911
    • Bolbobaineus Howden & Cooper, 1977
    • Bolboleaus Howden & Cooper, 1977
    • Bolborhachium Boucomont, 1911
    • Elephastomus W.S. Macleay, 1819
    • Eucanthus Westwood, 1848
    • Gilletinus Boucomont, 1932
    • Stenaspidius Westwood, 1848

Footnote & References

  1. Many thanks for ID to Allen Sundholm, member of Alice Springs Field Naturalists Club, Facebook group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/alicefieldnats/
  2. Bolboceratidae, Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/taxa/e060c7d4-fa01-4669-8731-6f2ceeb8fd99
  3. Bolboceratidae, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolboceratidae (last visited Oct. 30, 2022).

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