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Beetle Wars

Observed: 22nd July 2012 By: dshubble
Leaf Beetle Recording SchemeSouthampton Natural History Society
Invertebrates expert
schafer & carabid1b
Description:

A summer chafer being attacked by a predatory carabid (maybe Pterostichus sp.) on a path through chalk grassland. The carabid has caused considerable damage to the chafer's elytra and abdomen (or the chafer was damaged by something else and the carabid is attacking opportunistically). Either way, carabid 1 - chafer 0

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