Creophilus lanio

Creophilus lanio (Devil’s coach-horse) – similar to C. erythrocephalus but differs by the middle spot on the head being larger, less circular (ie more transverse than long), and the margins not sharply defined. Also the elytra are blue-black for C. erythrocephalus but instead black with at most a purplish reflection in C. lanio.

Mid September 2014

Creophilus lanio
Late January 2012
“The Neck” Bruny Island

Early November 2014
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
On a wallaby carcass