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Beetle

Observed: 26th March 2011 By: DavidHowdon
Amateur Entomologists' SocietyLondon Natural History SocietySelborne Society
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Description:

I'm no good with beetles. Lots of these on the tree trunks last night.

Identifications
Species interactions

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Comments

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Thanks

What features make it Nalassus laevioctostriatus?

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Features.

Basicly, its "jiz" - a small dark beetle that looks a bit like a ground beetle on a tree trunk at night (they are algae feeders). Best I can do - sorry.

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Taxonomy

Is this the same species as Cylindrinotus laevioctostriatus?

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Species

Yes is is - I don't think there are that many species with the specific epithet of "laevioctostriatus" about. :-)

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Thanks.