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Bloody-nosed beetles mating.

Observed: 23rd April 2013 By: Nick UptonNick Upton’s reputation in InvertebratesNick Upton’s reputation in InvertebratesNick Upton’s reputation in InvertebratesNick Upton’s reputation in Invertebrates
Bloody-nosed beetles (Timarcha tenebricosa) mating.
Bloody-nosed beetles (Timarcha tenebricosa) mating.
Description:

Large iridescent blue/black beetles (female c1.5 cm, male a bit smaller) walking around on chalk grassland, and a pair mating on a grass stem. Distinctly larger and with less pitted elytra and a more flared shape to the pronotum than the Lesser bloody-nosed beetles (T. goettingensis) I found at a site a few miles away last year http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/256816

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Bloody-nosed Beetle (Timarcha tenebricosa) interacts