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Orange and black flying insect

Observed: 12th September 2011 By: s barnett
bug in mealworms
Description:

black and orange flying insect. A number of these hatched out in a tub of dried mealworm for bird food. Apologies for poor quality of image.

Identifications

No identification made yet.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Martin Harvey's picture

beetle

It looks like a beetle, but I can't get any further than that from the underside alone - can you get a photo of the top side? It doesn't look like the usual mealworm beetle, Tenebrio molitor:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mealworm

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