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Beetle on wall

Observed: 4th April 2011 By: foxyfoxy’s reputation in Invertebratesfoxy’s reputation in Invertebratesfoxy’s reputation in Invertebratesfoxy’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

I found this small beetle on my outside wall under a light. About 6mm long .Any ideas as to id please ?

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Martin Harvey's picture

Lema/Oulema

There's some information about distinguishing Lema cyanella and Oulema obscura on the Watford Coleoptera Group website:
http://www.thewcg.org.uk/idaids/oulemalema.htm

The location link for this observation shows it to be just off the coast of Scotland, I'm guessing that might have gone wrong, would you mind editing it?

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Thanks

Thanks Martin,I"ve uploaded my only other picture and amended map .

Foxy

Martin Harvey's picture

guessing!

Thanks for the second photo. My feeling is that this looks more like Oulema obscura, but I can't quite see enough detail, and also that is supposed to be the smaller of the two species at 3-4mm. So I'm not confident of adding a more specific ID.

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