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Beetle - for ID

Observed: 20th August 2013 By: ranon.2011ranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebrates
Beetle - for ID - 20.08.2013
Beetle - for ID - 20.08.2013 (1)
Beetle - for ID - 20.08.2013 (2)
Description:

Saw this when walking along a track at Hengistbury Head. About 15-18mm long and a blue / black sheen, although it could look greenish at another angle.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Bloody-Nosed Beetle (Timarcha tenebricosa) interacts

Comments

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ID comment

Fused smooth elytra, interesting tarsi, the sides of the pronotum slope inwards towards its rear edges. The size also rules out the Small BNB.

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Thanks Chris. I got the ID

Thanks Chris. I got the ID from 'get recommended'.