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Beetle spotted last summer

Observed: 4th June 2011 By: devenishdevenish’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Garden Chafer (Phyllopertha horticola) interacts

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martinjohnbishop's picture

Try searching for Entomophthora on iSpot

The Entomophthorales are an order of fungi and most species of the Entomophthorales are pathogens of insects. This beetle appears to be infected.

DavidNotton's picture

pollen

The peculiar appearance of the beetle may be due to pollen, caught in the body hairs, not surprising since they like to sit on flowers as illustrated by past posts

martinjohnbishop's picture

Yes, they are very hairy.

A healthy beetle after all.