A beetle whose larvae develop in wood ants nests if my ID is right..
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This certainly looks like Clytra (I've seen these in Spain), but I think there are three very similar species. More info here http://www.thewcg.org.uk/chrysomelidae/0615.htm, but I don't know how you'd tell them apart
Thanks Rob, I think it's C. laeviuscula as it seems to fit best for distribution and morphology based on the best source I have: http://www.biol.uni.wroc.pl/cassidae/European%20Chrysomelidae/clytra.htm The only other possible really seems to be C. quadripunctata but laeviuscula seems common on central europe (lots of pics from Czech republic and Slovenia online and images I find match it really well for colour, shape and spot pattern eg: http://flickrhivemind.net/Tags/clytralaeviuscula/Interesting but I don't have a key to be 100% sure. You may have seen C. espanoli in Spain.
Nick Upton, naturalist and photographer.
Nick, I'm sure you're right with this - the lower spots seem to be larger and better defined in C. laeviuscula
Many thanks for your confirmation on this Rob.
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Alpine meadow surrounded by confierous woods with lots of wood ant nests...