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Unknown beetle

Observed: 15th September 2013 By: Martin D. ParrMartin D. Parr’s reputation in InvertebratesMartin D. Parr’s reputation in Invertebrates
130915 ML Bioblitz 8905b
130915 ML Bioblitz 8882
130915 ML Bioblitz 8890
Description:

Black beetle about 10mm long, with small elytra perched on a bulging soft abdomen. Abdomen has a dark oblong bar at the rear just behind elytra.
Shape reminded me of a female Gastrophysa viridula but no sign of any green pigment and abdomen seemed more robust than those I have seen with a more matt finish.
Found on grass on a bioblitz at Maple lodge Nature reserve.
Any help with ID greatly appreciated!

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Leaf Beetle (Galeruca tanaceti) interacts

Comments

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Re Galeruca tanaceti ID

Many thanks Chris, that looks spot on!! Have just googled and it seems a perfect match for the females. Thank you very much for your help!