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Beetle ID? - Cambridgeshire, UK (1 Viewer)

DoghouseRiley

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Hi All

Attached two pictures.

On initial inspection I thought this was a Red-headed Cardinal Beetle (Pyrochroa serraticornis).
Then I looked at the second picture. As you can see the underside is predominantly red/orange -
all the pictures I have seen show the underside as entirely black.

Could someone help with this please?

Yours, Gareth


 

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pdwinter

Paul Winter
Pyrochroa serraticornis

I will have a look at the underside of a few - one of the most common beetles I see at the moment. (The underside does not feature in the key I have :) )
 

DoghouseRiley

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Pyrochroa serraticornis

I will have a look at the underside of a few - one of the most common beetles I see at the moment. (The underside does not feature in the key I have :) )
Hi Paul.

I went through google images and flikr and can't find one that has any red/orange on the underside, or any mention of variation.

Thanks, Gareth
 

DoghouseRiley

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Your second shot is of a Soldier Beetle - Cantharis rustica , both cracking images.
OMG! Well that could explain it :rolleyes:

Sorry guys...... The hedgerow was alive with insects and I was literally snapping everything I could.

Thanks creaturesnapper - you don't fancy a go at the possible Andrena possted a few days ago? ;);)
 

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