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Small beetle on nettle

Observed: 8th June 2013 By: grant burleighgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Brachypterus glaber interacts

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Wildlife Ranger's picture

Small Beetle

Yes grant has nailed it I think Not to sure though about differenting glaber from urtica

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

Great Work

WLR

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B.urticae

From Davis's book, I gather that B. urticae is somewhat redder - "dark pitchy red".

Wildlife Ranger's picture

Things Small

Good shots by the way Grant at 1.8 - 2mm its on the edge of Field Photography. Pleasing to know someone actually picked this one up

Any thoughts on this one ?

http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/335667?nav=users_observations

WLR

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Wee things

Yes, I agree. Not many of us!
It is hard to separate from urticae - I'm wondering about mine now!
http://www.ispotnature.org/node/692380
ðJ