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Mating beetles

Observed: 2nd April 2012 By: Nick UptonNick Upton’s reputation in InvertebratesNick Upton’s reputation in InvertebratesNick Upton’s reputation in InvertebratesNick Upton’s reputation in Invertebrates
Matingbeetles
Timarcha
Description:

These look very like Bloody-nosed beetles, but at around 8mm, are they too small to be T. tenebricosa and more likely to be T. goettigensis?? I've seen several at the same site, a south-facing pastureland slope, all around the same small size.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Lesser / Small Bloody-Nosed Beetle (Timarcha goettingensis) interacts