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Silpha laevigata

Observed: 18th May 2013 By: jonmortin
Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre
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Description:

About 15mm long.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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I agree......

Hi jonmortin. It's distinctive with smooth elytra, rounded and slightly domed front edge to pronotum and protruding head. I've found both this and S.tristis in pitfall traps last week.

Steve

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Having found S.tristis at the

Having found S.tristis at the same site last week, I am amazed to have now found this as it is also quite rare (or maybe under-recorded) in our area.

stevegregory's picture

Me too....

As commented above I had both at the same site at same time too. First time I'd seen S.laevigata, and I caught several of them.