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Unidentified beetle

Observed: 4th June 2012 By: sally cunninghamsally cunningham’s reputation in Invertebrates
unidentified beetle
Description:

Seen near Hathersage moor on Longshaw Estate Derbyshire. Several adults were flying and landing on short grass amongst patches of bracken: wings looked quite dark brownish orange, maybe netted? wouldn't stay still long enough to get good look. Elytra seemed to be much more bronze-orange matallic then appears in photo. Length aprox 3/4in, general appaerance and movements similar to click beetle but did not leap up to click when approached, flew off instead.

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Species with which Ctenicera cuprea interacts

Comments

Peadar na Breac's picture

You are ...

right though it is a Click beetle.The day you encountered it, it was obviously a good flying day ie. warm\hot so he took the best type of evasive action open to him and left the clicking business until he got caught. If that makes sense!
Peter