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Beetle for ID, Hants,03.05.22 (1 Viewer)


Paul Winter
Any ID pointers on this beetle gratefully received. I thought it must be in the Chrysomelidae but after that ground to a halt.


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Paul Winter
Maybe Agelastica alni? Normally it looks a more shiny blue but depending on the light it can sometimes look quite dark
Thanks David and apologies for the delay in response.

I should have got this one - it is the most common beetle species (over the last month) -1000s - in the old gravel pit which I visit most days and yet when I saw a single one on a dull day when I visited a pond a few hundred metres from home I failed to ID it :)

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