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Bloody nose beetle

Observed: 27th July 2009 By: squirrelsquirrel’s reputation in Invertebratessquirrel’s reputation in Invertebratessquirrel’s reputation in Invertebratessquirrel’s reputation in Invertebrates
Bloody nose beetle (timarcha tenebricosa) (1)
Description:

quite a few around on coastal path

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which bloody nose beetle (timarcha tenebricosa) interacts

Comments

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Lovely photo. If you look closely at its feet you can see that there are pale fringes making the feet wider than they would otherwise be. This confirms the beetle as a male and the fringes are pads of hairs that are smooth enough to attach to the female's back by a sort of suction process. Which is handy during mating.

Bob Ford