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Hat beetle

Observed: 22nd May 2010 By: jonmortin
Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre
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P5223264a
Description:

Beetle retrieved from someone's hat at the end of the bioblitz. Took some time to establish an id.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Gastrophysa polygoni interacts

Comments

jan_rix's picture

what a handsome beetle!

what a handsome beetle!

jonmortin's picture

Indeed!

But I guess they shouldn't really be used as fashion accessories!

jan_rix's picture

....oh I misunderstood!

.....I thought it was there under its own steam, this was a hat decoration??

jonmortin's picture

Only joking

The hat wearer was unaware of the beetle which was subsequently released (to find another hat no doubt...)