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Unknown beetle

Observed: 19th April 2011 By: yorkieyorkie’s reputation in Invertebratesyorkie’s reputation in Invertebratesyorkie’s reputation in Invertebratesyorkie’s reputation in Invertebrates
unk 6 beetle IMG_7680
unk 6 beetle IMG_7680 1
Description:

I'm unable to find this distinctive looking beetle in my field guide and would welcome help with an id. My recollection is that the elytra were greener than they appear in the photographs.

Identifications
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    Likely ID
    Oulema melanopus/rufocyanea
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
    ID agreements (): 2 People
    • Martin Harvey
      Berkshire Moth GroupFSC - Field Studies CouncilSoldierflies and Allies Recording SchemeBuckinghamshire Invertebrate Group
      Invertebrates expert
    • anonymous spotter
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Correction to data

Many thanks for the id. Updating my records I notice that I made errors entering this observation. I had the wrong date, and consequently the wrong location - both have now been corrected. Apologies.

Yorkie