BESS BEETLE FACTS
Aulacocyclus edentulus is a shiny dark brown or black beetle. The body is elongated with parallel sides and a distinct waist between the thorax and the wing covers. The wing covers are ribbed with parallel groove running along the length. The head has a small horn. The beetles make a chirping noise when disturbed.
adult length 40mm
Adult beetles and larvae are usually found in groups inside rotten wood.
Adult beetles and larvae feed on rotten wood.
The eggs hatch into grubs that resemble Scarab beetle larvae, but are not c-shaped. The grubs remain hidden amongst rotting wood.
|Common Name:||Bess beetle|