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Small beetle on gorse and wood

Observed: 20th June 2012 By: Chris MoodyChris Moody’s reputation in InvertebratesChris Moody’s reputation in InvertebratesChris Moody’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

There were several of these beetles in one area, usually on gorse, but also on bare wood. Not seen these markings before.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which a leaf beetle (Calomicrus circumfusus) interacts

Comments

Martin Harvey's picture

scarce

This is listed as Nationally Scarce, although there are records for various parts of the south coast including Dorset. Gorse is one of its foodplants. A good find!

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