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Unknown beetle

Observed: 11th April 2009 By: dan_wrench
Natural Shropshire - Biodiversity Partnership
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Description:

Flew into back garden in Shrewsbury

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Sphaeridium

Elongate scutellum, long stout leg spines, paler spots on dark wing cases. Only a few species in this genus, but markings are variable and they are pretty fiddly to separate,

Dave

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Yeah. Just looking at the

Yeah. Just looking at the online photos didn't help me with this one.. I should get into collecting and passing them to someone who knows. Thanks.

Dan Wrench
Biodiversity Officer - Shropshire
dan.wrench@shropshire.gov.uk
www.NaturalShropshire.org.uk
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