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Old Wednesday 13th May 2020, 18:52   #4
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Originally Posted by Surreybirder View Post
The best I can come up with are a) a soldier-fly such as Norellisoma spinimanum and b) a beetle such as Carabus nemoralis.
Does that ring bells with anyone?
The fly is a Sciomyzidae - Tetanocera (incidently Norellisoma spinimanum is a dung fly not a soldier fly).

the beetle is indeed Chrysomelidae - close to Donacia but not that genus.
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