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Oil Beetle

Observed: 25th April 2010 By: OlOl’s reputation in InvertebratesOl’s reputation in Invertebrates
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chrisbrooks's picture

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By distribution this could be either the Black or Violet Oil Beetle, and I don't think an ID to species can be ascertained as the rear edge of the thorax is obscured in both images.

mattprince1969's picture

How many oil beetles?

Whilst I 100% agree with your diagnosis (one of two and not possible to be sure which), I am a bit confused by the distribution thing... There are four oil beetle species down here in Devon.