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Two beetles for id - Essex, Uk

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Old Friday 13th July 2018, 21:04   #1
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Two beetles for id - Essex, Uk

Photographed this week

(Ignore the red soldier beetles)

Looking for bluey green one in first picture and small black ones in second.
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#1 Malachius bipustulatus or less likely Cordylepherus viridis
#2 Meligethes sp
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Old Saturday 14th July 2018, 07:21   #3
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Thanks Ficedula.

After googling your replies I agree. What do you use for your reference ?
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Thanks Ficedula.

After googling your replies I agree. What do you use for your reference ?
35 years of experience collecting and keying insects. For the Malachius use Joy, for Meligethes the RES handbook.
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