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Plateumaris discolor

Observed: 20th June 2012 By: skyesteveskyesteve’s reputation in Invertebratesskyesteve’s reputation in Invertebratesskyesteve’s reputation in Invertebrates
PH127
PH127a
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skyesteve's picture

The copper colour was the

The copper colour was the first thing I noticed about it.

Steve Terry,
Isle of Skye

Anna0289's picture

Not sure

Not sure why the link has been changed to Lilioceris lilii.

I did find the genus Lema on NBN for the UK, at the link below.

http://data.nbn.org.uk/gridMap/gridMap.jsp?allDs=1&srchSpKey=NHMSYS00201...

Thanks,

Anna

Syrphus's picture

Yes, sorry - you are right.

Yes, sorry - you are right. I overlooked it when I tried.

All sorts of things happen in the software behind the scenes with names on the site, usually with the lists that come up when you start typing a name although I could not get L.lilii when I put in Lema or Lema sp. It might be worth flagging it on the forum as a potential problem, though it may just lie in the very complex dictionary that sits behind the interface.

M.

TRY

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skyesteve's picture

Plateumaris sericea

I'm confident that's it, Anna. Well done!

There's a good picture of it here:

http://www.commanster.eu/commanster/Insects/Beetles/SpBeetles/Plateumari...

Steve Terry,
Isle of Skye

skyesteve's picture

Plateumaris sericea

A new record for Skye!

Steve Terry,
Isle of Skye

Anna0289's picture

originally found it by

originally found it by looking here:

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://luirig.altervista.org/cpm/a...

It's number 11 on that plate, not so easy to read!

Thanks for sharing,

Anna

skyesteve's picture

Plateumaris sp.

Murdo tells me it's more likely to be Plateumaris discolor.

Steve Terry,
Isle of Skye

Anna0289's picture

Ah yes!

It does look more like Plateumaris discolor, as it's much more pink/red and the bottom point of the elytra seems to be more rounded.

Well done.

Anna

Syrphus's picture

I don't know which species

I don't know which species this is, and I doubt very much that it will be done with any confidence from this pic. P. discolor is the common and widespread species in Highland, and is very similar indeed to sericea. See the comment on http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/267565. At best, the ID must be to genus.

M.

TRY

recording wildlife with The Recorder's Year on www.hbrg.org.uk/TRY.html.