Recently, a scientist from the Zoological Survey of India, Western Regional Centre (WRC), Pune discovered a new beetle species.


About ‘Omorgus Khandesh’

  • It is a necrophagous and also called a keratin beetle.
  • This species belongs to the Trogidae family. With the addition of this new species, now there are a total of 14 extant species of this family in India.
  • The beetles of this group are sometimes called hide beetles as they tend to cover their body under the soil and hide.
  • It is mainly associated with bird and mammal nests or burrows.


What is necrophagous?

The arthropods which feed directly on dead remains and constitute are called necrophagous.