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Beetle Salpingus planirostris, Buckinghamshire

Observed: 7th January 2012 By: Martin Harvey
Berkshire Moth GroupFSC - Field Studies CouncilSoldierflies and Allies Recording SchemeBuckinghamshire Invertebrate Group
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Salpingus planirostris - 07-Jan-2012-Kimble Warren-2
Salpingus planirostris - 07-Jan-2012-Kimble Warren

Found under bark of a dead Beech limb, from an open-grown tree in grassland. I always enjoy seeing this small beetle (c. 3mm long), which somehow reminds me of a duck-billed platypus (but perhaps that's just me!).

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Well over 1600 UK sightings but only four iSpot ones,
Mine not showing in Other Obs yet! Agreement needed.