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Metoecus paradoxus

Observed: 17th August 2008 By: Rob ColemanInvertebrates expert
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Description:

This strange looking beetle is a parasite of the common wasp

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Jonathan's picture

Ah! So something does eat

Ah! So something does eat wasps!

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

Martin Harvey's picture

pedantic comment!

I think it is Metoecus rather than Metoceus, but either way it is a spectacular beetle!

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Entomologist and biological recorder

Jonathan's picture

Martin, you need to move your

Martin, you need to move your agreement to the ID with the correct spelling for the likely ID to be right and for the other obs to be retrieved.

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

Rob Coleman's picture

spelling error

You're right - duly corrected - at the second attempt!

Rob Coleman