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Metallic beetle on poplar

Observed: 9th June 2013 By: YashcaYashca’s reputation in InvertebratesYashca’s reputation in InvertebratesYashca’s reputation in InvertebratesYashca’s reputation in Invertebrates
Metallic beetle on poplar
Description:

A metallic blue beetle on poplar - I seem to have seen a lot of these this year, always on poplar. Some sort of leaf beetle perhaps?

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Yashca's picture

That certainly looks like a

That certainly looks like a good fit. I keep seeing loads of these on my local walks recently and I'd like to identify one to species level - do you know if there is a key or a list of distinguishing features between the two species you mentioned?

Joe Botting's picture

There is indeed... this is

There is indeed... this is the one you want:
http://www.field-studies-council.org/publications/pubs/seed-and-leaf-bee...
and it will let you get to grips with a whole host of other beetles as well. :o)