CARCASS BEETLE FACTS
Like other members of the genus in Australia, Omorgus costatus is a robust rough looking carcass beetle with a thick exoskeleton and a wrinkled lumpy appearance. It is a dark brown oval shaped beetle.
found in dry habitats
Adult carcass beetles and larvae feed on dry animal carcasses. The larvae live in burrows in the soil under the carcass. They invade the carcass after the soft fleshy parts have gone. They also feed on animal droppings.
Omorgus costatus is found in Asia and Australia including Tasmania.
|Common Name:||Carcass Beetle|
Relatives in same Genus
Carcass Beetle (O. alternans)
Carcass Beetle (O. amictus)