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Oil Beetle

Observed: 5th May 2013 By: RudiRudi’s reputation in InvertebratesRudi’s reputation in Invertebrates

I think this is another Black Oil Beetle

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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ID comment

Hi, the difference between the Black and Violet Oil Beetle are very small and easily disputable. Can you upload any other images that might confirm your ID.

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This is the only other

This is the only other picture i have. I dont think it will help but i have looked at the buglife id sheet and will try to take better pictures next time. Only just started with insects. Thanks for your help.

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Hi Rudi
My name is Clare and I am the iSpot mentor for Wales - I don't live too far from you in Pembrokeshire. I've just read your blog and I am sooooooooooooooooo impressed! I am going to be reading it a lot from now on. I hope iSpot can help with some of your wildlife sightings!
Bye for now

Clare Flynn

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Thanks Clare, glad you liked

Thanks Clare, glad you liked my blog. iSpot is a really good way to learn new stuff i think i will be using it a lot.