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Blue/black beetles

Observed: 15th November 2009 By: Iris003Iris003’s reputation in InvertebratesIris003’s reputation in InvertebratesIris003’s reputation in Invertebrates
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6mm, cuddling up in bark crevices. In birch wood.

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No interactions present.


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Certainly Chrysomelidae.

Certainly Chrysomelidae. Possibly an Altica as the elytra look only weakly punctured (so ruling out Phratora, which are similar shape and colour), but I can't be sure without seeing the legs more clearly. They should have quite chunky hind thighs as they are jumping beetles.

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Dear John, thank you for your identification. We did have a chance to take a pic of the underside but we didn't think of it!