Beetle (Dented) Uloma tenebrionoides
Species: U. tenebrionoides
Scientific name: Uloma tenebrionoides
Common name: Dented beetle, Darkling beetle
Uloma tenebrionoides is a small, common, native, shiny black ground beetle with a body length of about 14 mm in the family of woodland ground beetles. It's common name 'Dented beetle' is because the male has a dent in its thorax just behind its head.
It is found under rotting logs of native and exotic trees. It secretes methyl ketones which have a tarry smell, this it is a defence mechanism.
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