Observations in the Genus: Plateumaris

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unknown insect found beside marshy bog

unknown insect found beside marshy bog
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Location: Swinley Forest
Observed: 16th May 2017
Added: 16th May 2017
Likely ID: Plateumaris
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Colourful beetles

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Location: Macclesfield Canal - Adlington, Cheshire
Observed: 30th May 2015
Added: 15th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:4
Description:

A mating pair of metallic coloured beetles by canal water. I was trying to identify a bronze beetle I saw on a Yellow Flag leaf and remembered a shot I took 12 months ago at this same spot; and have posted this instead because it shows the colour variation of these beetles. I had guessed the single bronze specimen to be a 'Donacia' but learning about the colour variation, have tentatively put this as 'Plateumaris sericea'.

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ID Please!

Reed Beetle
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Location: Maple Lodge Nature Reserve
Observed: 17th May 2016
Added: 18th May 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:10
Description:

Small iridescent beetle about 8-10mm in length, found on nettles in boggy area.

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Leaf beetle - Donacia sp. Vulgaris or other?

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By: Farley Sue
Location: Front garden, near Farley, near Salisbury, Wiltshire
Observed: 1st November 2015
Added: 2nd November 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:1
Description:

Leaf beetle adult found on pendulous sedge by mature small garden pond. Other vegetation present includes Typha, yellow flag iris, pond weeds, water mint, purple loosestrife, water violet, greater spearwort, yellow loosestrife.

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reed beetle

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Location: Crannach reserve
Observed: 23rd June 2015
Added: 14th October 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Beetles on Marsh cinquefoil

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Location: Tregoran Bog Wales
Observed: 9th July 2012
Added: 19th August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

2 pink long horn type beetles on Marsh cinquefoil flower

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Beetle

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By: rosie_a_b
Location: Edinburgh
Observed: 1st July 2015
Added: 3rd July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Not sure what this guy is - any suggestions?

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Blue beetle

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Location: southampton Common
Observed: 14th June 2015
Added: 15th June 2015
Likely ID: Plateumaris
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

about 1cm long ex antennae

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reed beetle?

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Location: Thursley Common
Observed: 15th May 2015
Added: 16th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Chrysomelidae - Leaf beetle

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Location: Shapwick Heath
Observed: 27th April 2015
Added: 2nd May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Unknown Beetle

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By: Peter Warden
Location: Tove Wetlands Pocket Park
Observed: 17th June 2014
Added: 9th January 2015
Identifications:3
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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Plateumaris sericea

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Location: Minsmere
Observed: 28th May 2014
Added: 28th September 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Plateumaris sericea

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Location: Minsmere
Observed: 18th May 2014
Added: 28th September 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Reed-Beetle

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By: Valerie Harrison
West Galloway Scottish Ornithologists' Club
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Location: Dalbeattie Forest
Observed: 14th June 2014
Added: 20th June 2014
Likely ID: Plateumaris
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:2
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Edit- Plateumaris, not Donacia.

11 June 14 Donacia species. Dave I saw these in purple, navy and bronze today. The purple one was in your fish.
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Location: Lough na Trosk, Co. Antrim.
Observed: 11th June 2014
Added: 13th June 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:7
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Chrysomelid Beetle?

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Location: 97, Reading Uni
Observed: 18th May 2014
Added: 18th May 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Gold Beetle

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By: bjude
Merseyside BioBank
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Location: Sandstone Trail, Cheshire West and Chester
Observed: 17th May 2014
Added: 17th May 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Reed beetle revisited

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Location: Stockway North Nature Reserve, Nailsea
Observed: 1st June 2013
Added: 1st June 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Further to the comments in my post “Donacia sp? (cont.)” [ - to iSpot 20/12/2010]:
This beetle does have a spine on its rear femur (Image 1), but is the femur swollen enough to indicate Plateumaris?

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canal-side beetles

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Location: 1, Brunswick Rd
Observed: 23rd June 2012
Added: 23rd June 2012
Likely ID: Plateumaris
Identifications:4
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

On a yellow iris next to the Basingstoke canal. Male vivid blue/green (seemed more blue tbh) and female copper coloured

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Plateumaris

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Location: 96, Dorchester Ave
Observed: 5th June 2012
Added: 5th June 2012
Likely ID: Plateumaris
Identifications:3
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Reed Beetle

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Location: 3, Queen Elizabeth Walk
Observed: 23rd May 2012
Added: 28th May 2012
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Reed Beetle

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By: Nature girl
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Location: Bough Beech Nature Reserve, Kent
Observed: 24th April 2011
Added: 31st January 2012
Identifications:3
Agreements:0
Comments:2
Description:

Approx. 1cm in length. Found near a pond, which would fit with reed beetle habitat.

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Plateumaris sericiea / discolor

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Location: Builth Wells
Observed: 31st May 2011
Added: 30th June 2011
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:3
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Shiny beetle

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By: Rick Johnson
Location: B8083, Elgol
Observed: 8th June 2011
Added: 14th June 2011
Likely ID: Plateumaris
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Small, green beetle

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Location: Brandon Marsh, Coventry
Observed: 4th June 2011
Added: 7th June 2011
Likely ID: Plateumaris
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

found on flag iris

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Small blue beetle near a pond

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By: Mr Statto
Location: Ifield Millpond
Observed: 30th May 2011
Added: 5th June 2011
Likely ID: Plateumaris
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

Can anyone help with an ID for this small (maybe 1cm long) blue beetle, seen on an iris leaf by a millpond

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Donacia

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Location: Wittersham Rd, Rolvenden
Observed: 3rd May 2011
Added: 3rd May 2011
Likely ID: Donacia
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

On lily pad

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By: miked
iSpot team
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Location: A422, Foscott
Observed: 22nd May 2010
Added: 10th January 2011
Likely ID: Plateumaris
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:2
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Donacia sp? (cont.)

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Location: Stockway North Nature Reserve Nailsea
Observed: 10th May 2010
Added: 20th December 2010
Likely ID: Plateumaris
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

I didn't have a better picture in my previous sequence but I here are three images of a beetle that looks like Donacia - again from an area near a pond.
Image 1:30/05/2010; Image2: 10/05/2010; Image3: 10/05/2010

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A Reed Beetle

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Location: Forder Valley Nature Reserve (pond)
Observed: 14th June 2010
Added: 14th June 2010
Identifications:3
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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