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Insect in mainly shaded location

Observed: 22nd June 2011 By: grant burleighgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebrates
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No interactions present.

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David Gibbs's picture

How did you

come up with the identification Cantharis paradoxa? This would be a species new for Britain. It helps to narrow things down if you check distribution, eg on NBN.

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Agrilus

Thank you for the ID. We have, inter alia, hazel, ash and a developing oak close by in this part of our Reserve so I don’t think one can distinguish between A. angustulatus or laticornis on the basis of host specificity. On first inspection, neither of these beetle species would appear to be a predator.

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both species

develop in oak. Identification requires microscopic examination. see http://www.thewcg.org.uk/buprestidae/0621.htm