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IMGP6435-63-P2 Green beetle ex Tunisian Parsley stereo 0 R stack czm

Observed: 4th January 2012 By: ROBERT-JROBERT-J’s reputation in Invertebrates
IMGP6435-63-P2 Green beetle ex Tunisian Parsley stereo 0 R stack czm
Description:

Small beetle found in a packet of Tunisian parsley - deceased.

Identifications
  • Lydus chalybaeus
    Confidence: It might be this.
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    Likely ID
    a Darkling Beetle (Lagria tenenbaumi)
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

creaturesnapper's picture

Beetle

I have based the ID ,on the beetle originating from Tunisia .

creaturesnapper's picture

green beetle

I have agreed with ( altus silva ) Lagria species does look like a likely candidate rather than Lydus.

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Beetle - Lagaria

I had always thought that it looked like a Lagaria sp from its shape. However, the green elytra seem to go against the tenenbaumi species. What do the experts think please.