Mike Griffiths's picture

Ectemnius?

Observed: 26th July 2013 By: Mike GriffithsMike Griffiths’s reputation in InvertebratesMike Griffiths’s reputation in InvertebratesMike Griffiths’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Mellinus arvensis interacts

Comments

davidcareyhadlow's picture

Not Ectemnius

Hi Mike,

I don't think this can be an Ectemnius species as Ectemnius are wood burrowers, and also there are a number of other features that are wrong.

I am not an expert in these by any means, and I haven't been able to come up with any reliable alternative at all - very sorry!

I'll keep looking, very good pictures by the way!

Best wishes,

David

Mike Griffiths's picture

Not Ectemnius

Thanks for the comment. I agree, and further to this, I have re identified it (with assistance from World museum in Liverpool) as Mellinus arvensis.