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Red beetle, black head

Observed: 16th October 2011 By: blup

on fallen beech

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Cardinal Click Beetle - the genus Ampedus requires Microscopy to determine features to get to species

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This looks like Ampedus

This looks like Ampedus cinnabarinus to me - one of the larger species which has pale hairs (can be quite locally common in the New Forest). Theres a good picture and discussion of identification here:

However, as previous comment suggests, these red click beetles can be difficult to tell apart without a specimen.

Rob Coleman