Genus Cheiroplatys

The larvae of this species feed on grass roots.  Adults are nocturnal and can fly.  Two species are listed in Tasmania.

Cheiroplatys bifossus

Cheiroplatys latipes

   

References:

Grove S.J., Forster  L. G. ,Porch, N. (2021) An illustrated checklist of the insects of Tasmania. Part 1 – Coleoptera (beetles). The Royal Society of Tasmania. Hobart