More bugs: Pie-dish beetle

22 12 2007

One thing about living in the country (even though we’re close to town on a large suburban-sized block) is the plethora of bugs!

A new one to me is the pie-dish beetle, which my husband spotted walking across a paving slab in the back yard this morning. He recalls its name ‘cos as a kid he found one in Perth and sent it in to the Museum where Harry Butler, the famous West Australian naturalist, identified it.

Here’s a picture of this little beastie; it’s about 2.5cm (1 in) long and about 1cm (1/2 in) across:

Pie-dish beetle