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

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Clambidae

Overview

Clambids usually occur in leaf litter and haystacks and feed on fungal spores. Australian species belong to the genera Clambus and Sphaerothorax , but the Palaearctic species, Calyptomerus dubius has been accidentally introduced into Tas. [Crowson 1979; Endrody-Younga 1990.]

Description

Minute, oval and convex beetles, with partly or entirely divided eyes, and capable of rolling into a ball with head strongly deflexed so that it abuts on metasternum. Hind coxae with large plates which conceal femora. Larvae similar to those of Eucinetidae.

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