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Soldier Beetles

Observed: 25th June 2012 By: pen-y-bont_mikepen-y-bont_mike’s reputation in Invertebratespen-y-bont_mike’s reputation in Invertebratespen-y-bont_mike’s reputation in Invertebratespen-y-bont_mike’s reputation in Invertebrates
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I've plumped for C. cryptica because that looks most likely from the limited research I've done. I'm not sure species can be positively confirmed from these photos but would be very pleased if it can.
This looks like very odd mating behaviour to me. The male(?) did make an attempt to get onto "her" back but seemed to spend most of the time on "his" back being dragged around the flower head. Any info on what's going on would be interesting.

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