Monday, October 8, 2012

An odd name for a Beetle

Today I have found for you some pie dish beetles.
The uniquely Australian pie dish beetles are representatives of the large cosmopolitan darkling beetle family, Tenebrionidae.
The pie dish beetles' common name refers to their general pie dish shape.
They mainly feed on decaying vegetation and are found under pieces of wood, leaf litter, logs or stones. 
Did you know there are more than 28 000 species of beetles in Australia, - they come in all shapes and sizes and can be found everywhere.
I hope you enjoyed today's post about the interesting Pie Dish Beetle.

Sandi x

1 comment:

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

hmm looks more like a cassorole dish then a pie dish ;p