Carrion Beetle

Ptomaphila lacrymosa (Schreibers, 1802)

Body flat. Wing cases (elytra) orange-brown with black lumps. Wide flat edge around elytra and mid-body (pronotum)

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What habitats does Ptomaphila lacrymosa live in?

Carrion Beetles feed on dead animal carcasses and maggots (fly larvae). They fly at night and are attracted to lights.

What is the distribution of Ptomaphila lacrymosa?

Mainland Australia and Tasmania

How big does Ptomaphila lacrymosa grow?

Body can grow up to around 30mm long

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