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Malachius bipustulatus - Digging in Female Malachius bipustulatus digging in on a smorgasbord of Aphids.<br />
Frontal detailed view of scene here:<br />
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Malachius bipustulatus - Digging in

Female Malachius bipustulatus digging in on a smorgasbord of Aphids.
Frontal detailed view of scene here:

Malachius bipustulatus chomping away her lunch Female Malachius bipustulatus digging in on a smorgasbord of Aphids.<br />
Side view here: Cleroidea,Coleoptera,Jane's garden,Malachiidae,Malachiinae,Malachite beetle,Malachius,Malachius bipustulatus,Melyridae,nl: Roodtipbasterdweekschild

    comments (4)

  1. Really cool shot. Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thanks Christine, she had sure found the jackpot ;o) Posted 4 months ago
  2. Great view of the undercarriage Posted 4 months ago
    1. Had to take it from the side to give the poor aphid a last photo op ;o) Posted 4 months ago

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''Malachius bipustulatus'', the malachite beetle, is a species of soft-winged flower beetles belonging to the family Melyridae subfamily Malachiinae. In case of necessity, this beetle can release a smell that deters predators. The males attract females producing special secretions from its antennae.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded May 26, 2021.