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Malachius bipustulatus

Observed: 25th May 2007 By: Rob ColemanInvertebrates expert
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Description:

This is a male and a female during courtship! The female eats a secretion produced by processes on the male antennae

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Malachite Beetle (Malachius bipustulatus) interacts

Comments

Martin Harvey's picture

fascinating

Hadn't realised that malachite beetles did that, great to see the photo and have the story to go with it.

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Entomologist and biological recorder