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Observed: 5th March 2011 By: New Forest WalkerNew Forest Walker’s reputation in Invertebrates

A beautifully marked and coloured beetle, bronze in colour. He scurried off before I could put something next to him to mark his size, but I'd estimate he was perhaps 1 and 1/2 centimetres in length.

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Anna0289's picture


um, its it just me or does it look huge compared to the grass?

Rob Coleman's picture

whoops, I'd overlooked C.

whoops, I'd overlooked C. arvensis, which doesn't occur here in the East. I agree with Mark.

Rob Coleman

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Thank you for your identifications.

As to his size Anna, he was probably about 2cm in length. The grass in that area is very short indeed having been subject to a lot of disturbance last year when a local stream underwent restoration. It's really only just beginning to come back.

Anna0289's picture

I see

Ah ok, that makes sense.