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Ptinidae gen. & sp. ‘Rodrigues’

Rodrigues Ptinidid Beetle (Ptinidae gen. & sp.)

This species is known from several subfossil specimens, including at least three elytra, which because of their toast-shaped punctures were nicknamed as ‘bread’ by Nick Porch, an Australian entomologist who is a specialist for subfossil insect remains.

The elytra are glossy black and, in some cases, bear corn-colored filaments in the frontal and the distal parts as well as on their margins, when alive, the beetle might have been completely covered by them ….

The species is very likely extinct. 


edited: 30.10.2020