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Two Sexton Beetles

Observed: 24th April 2009 By: orchid_borchid_b’s reputation in Invertebratesorchid_b’s reputation in Invertebratesorchid_b’s reputation in Invertebratesorchid_b’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Found dead in a water-filled flower pot container

Identifications
Species interactions

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Hi Orchid_b, I agree with

Hi Orchid_b,

I agree with both ID's. A view of the curved hind tibia on the vespillo would confirm it. It could be made into a seperate observation to link it up with other obs. of the same species.

Cathal.

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Hi Jamie, I wonder could the

Hi Jamie,

I wonder could the one on the right be N. interruptus? Both bands are interrupted but without a view of the hind tibia vespillo maybe cant be safely ruled out?

Cathal.

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curved hind tibia

Hi Cathal - this is going back a bit, but I hadn't noticed your earlier comment. New photo showing curved hind tibia which makes the larger one vespilio?

I'll add that as a separate obs - good idea.

Jamie from Briantspuddle

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Yes Jamie, they look pretty

Yes Jamie, they look pretty curved to me. Vespillo it is then. Certainly worth posting and adding to its rightful carousel.

Cathal.