small hive beetle, Aethina tumida  (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) - 5310053

small hive beetle
Aethina tumida Murray, 1867

Descriptor: Adult(s)
Description: Adults are broad, flattened beetles about 5.7 mm long, 3.2 mm wide and dark brown to nearly black in color. Adults are red just after pupation and soon thereafter become blackish. They move rapidly across comb and are difficult to pick up; Queensland. Palmwood, 19 May 2004, C. Smith, in bee hive.
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Image view: Dorsal / Abaxial / Back
Image location: Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, Australia

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