What Bug Is That? The guide to Australian insect families.

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The Australian genera are Liparochrus , Phaeochrous and Antiochrus . Hybosorids are known to feed on carrion. [Allsopp 1984; Paulian 1980.]


Shining, dark brown or black beetles, with sharply curved, acute mandibles, visible beyond strongly transverse labrum, and 10-segmented antennae with a club resembling that in Geotrupidae. Larvae similar to those of Ceratocanthidae, but with 3 lobes on labrum, 4th antennal segment highly reduced and fused to 3rd, and fore and mid legs forming stridulating organ.

  • Liparochus sp.