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Violet oil beetle

Observed: 2nd May 2012 By: kcf32
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course completeShropshire Wildlife Trust
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Violet oil beetle 2012-05-02 (1)
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Violet oil beetle 2012-05-02
Description:

There be monsters in the grass. This beetle was spotted by a colleague and measured 35mm in length and about 10mm width.
After posing for photographs and the admiration of our group it (she?) was returned from whence it came.

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