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Violet Oil Beetle

Observed: 12th June 2012 By: lpearcelpearce’s reputation in Invertebrateslpearce’s reputation in Invertebrateslpearce’s reputation in Invertebrateslpearce’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Not sure about this one is it a black or violet Oil Beetle?
Note: clear now after confirmation by Syrphus and our local expert that this is a Violet Oil Beetle

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

chrisbrooks's picture

ID Comment

You are correct the straight back edge to the thorax makes this a Black Oil Beetle.

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Further to the comments

Further to the comments above, and following further advice on the beast, this will go into the records as violaceus. With luck, someone will agree with violaceus to change the 'likely ID'.

M.

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