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Unknown small beetle

Observed: 2nd June 2011 By: yorkieyorkie’s reputation in Invertebratesyorkie’s reputation in Invertebratesyorkie’s reputation in Invertebratesyorkie’s reputation in Invertebrates
unk 8 beetle IMG_8433
Description:

This small beetle, ~5-6mm body length, was seen on vegetation close to a small pond in a woodland valley. I can't find this in my guides, so any suggestions would be most welcome, thanks.

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Comments

Walwyn's picture

I'll put a blue one up for

I'll put a blue one up for comparison

Fenwickfield's picture

Very nice

Thank's just seen it and agreed the picture in my book was of a dark one but did not show the head off as well as your's.

Fenwickfield

cricketmoth's picture

beetle

its difficult to separate Oulema melanopus and O. rufocyanea without closer inspection

cricketmoth