Bloody-nosed beetles mating.

Bloody-nosed beetles mating.

Observation - Bloody-nosed beetles mating.. Description: Large iridescent blue/black beetles (female c1.5 cm, male a bit smaller) walking around on chalk grassland, and a pair mating on a grass stem. Distinctly larger and with less pitted elytra and a more flared shape to the pronotum than the Lesser bloody-no

Large iridescent blue/black beetles (female c1.5 cm, male a bit smaller) walking around on chalk grassland, and a pair mating on a grass stem. Distinctly larger and with less pitted elytra and a more flared shape to the pronotum than the Lesser bloody-nosed beetles (T. goettingensis) I found at a site a few miles away last year http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/256816