Omorgus Khandesh

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  • February 16, 2023
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Environment & Ecology
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Context:  A new beetle species has been discovered in India, according to a paper published in the New Zealand-based journal Zootaxa.

About Omorgus Khandesh: 

  • It is necrophagous, therefore, also called a keratin beetle
  • It belongs to the Trogidae family. 
  • Features: 
    • The beetles of this group are sometimes called hide beetles as they tend to cover their body under the soil and hide.
    • They are not photogenic; they are usually black or grey and encrusted in dirt.
    • Their bumpy appearance is distinct, with short, dense setae all over the body.


  • The beetle is important for forensic science as it helps detect the time of death of an animal or human.

Source: DownToEarth

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