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Brown pollen beetles on buttercup

Observed: 25th May 2012 By: ChalkieChalkie’s reputation in InvertebratesChalkie’s reputation in InvertebratesChalkie’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Not the usual black pollen beetles - and I've seen the same brownish ones twice this week, in different places, but both on buttercups.

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Thanks

Much appreciated - I'd just about given up and decided nobody knew what they were. Now I can look up a bit more about them.

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Aha - they can be pests!

This site: http://www.thewcg.org.uk/pages/byturidae.htm says that B tomentosus (which these ones probably aren't as they're fairly large) is the raspberry beetle. So I'll check my raspberry plants carefully!

Though they may also be significant pollinators, so I'll try not to hate them indiscriminately.