Girish Mahajan

Ablattaria laevigata

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Silphidae
Tribe  Silphini
Genus  Ablattaria
Order  Beetle
Class  Insecta
Subfamily  Silphinae
Phylum  Arthropoda
Rank  Species
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Similar  Ablattaria, Beetle, Anisoplia villosa, Anthaxia manca, Acmaeoderella flavofasciata

Ablattaria laevigata larvas


Ablattaria laevigata is a species of burying beetles or carrion beetles belonging to the family Silphidae.

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Description

Ablattaria laevigata can reach a length of about 12–18 millimetres (0.47–0.71 in).

It has a semielliptical pronotum, not narrowed. Elytral punctuation is dense, with sparse thicker punctures.

These beetles are predators of terrestrial snails (Theba pisana, Monacha species, Xeropicta species, Candidula species). They are able to penetrate the snail shells.

Distribution

This species is present in most of Europe and in the Near East.

References

Ablattaria laevigata Wikipedia


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