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Small 2 mm Beetle Nettle

Observed: 6th June 2013 By: Wildlife Ranger
Freshwater Environment & Ecology Trust
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Description:

Feeding on the seed head of Nettles A small Beetle at the limits of macro circa 2-3 mm. Some features discernible. Namely the segnebtation on antenna brown tarsi and wing cases ending just short of the abdominal length ???? poss gravid ??

Identifications
  • Unknown (Coleoptera)
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
  •  
    Likely ID
    Brachypterus sp.
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
  • Pollen beetle (Brachypterus)
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
  • Beetle (Brachypterus)
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Wildlife Ranger's picture

Brachypterus

Grant Thanks - thats a very useful start point - this little fella I thought was elusive Small as well

http://www.thewcg.org.uk/kateretidae/0483G.htm

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WLR

GrizzledBadger's picture

Came across something

Came across something similar last week-end, a pair on a Snapdragon flower bud.

Brock

dejayM's picture

sulking

Not a challenge Grant but dual failed attempt to get the post out of the Doldrums. The panel is flawed because you added sp. so the iSpot computer is sulking. It is always wise to use the Drop-down for the Scientific name.
Even so I FAILED to invoke a clean ID Panel. I tried twice using the Drop-down on both occasions.
Apologies for the mess then!
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