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Timarcha tenebricosa

Observed: 22nd April 2012 By: Peter Allen
British Dragonfly Society
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Timarcha tenebricosa
Description:

One of a number of mating pairs.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Bloody-nosed Beetle (Timarcha tenebricosa) interacts

Comments

Nick Upton's picture

Big Bloody-nosed beetle

A nice clear shot of T.tenebricosa, reinforcing my belief that the quite similar but much smaller, more dimpled beetles with less flared thoraxes I find near my home are the Lesser Bloody-nosed beetle http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/256816 http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/254654

though no expert has confirmed this yet!

Nick Upton, naturalist and photographer.

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size

Your species certainly looks smaller, Nick

Hampshire Dragonfly recorder
Hampshire & IOW Wildlfe Trust