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redlegged ham beetle

Scientific Name
Necrobia rufipes
Scientific Author
(De Geer)
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Cleridae: Korynetinae)
Status
Exotic Species Occurrence in Australia
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Notes

A distinctive feature of this genus is that the 9th and 10th antennomeres are narrowly transverse.

Adult body length c. 3.5 - 7 mm; body colour with head, pronotumm and elytra shining metallic bluish-green; antennae reddish-brown except dark brown or black club at tip; legs bright reddish-brown or orange. Elytra with stiff bristle-like hairs.

Other closely related species separated by:

Necrobia ruficollis has reddish-brown thorax and base of elytra.

Necrobia violacea has black or bluish legs and antennae.

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See FAO fact sheet weblink

 

 

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Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
Walker, K.
Created
26/05/2007 11:40 AEST
Last Updated
29/01/2008 13:53 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2007) redlegged ham beetle (Necrobia rufipes) Updated on 1/29/2008 1:53:37 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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