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Buggers! 18+ Beetles ;)<br />
PS.If anyone know which species this is, I&#039;d love to hear it... Donacia marginata Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Buggers!

18+ Beetles ;)
PS.If anyone know which species this is, I'd love to hear it...

    comments (13)

  1. Hehe funny scene, well captured! If I'd have to guess, I'd say they are soldier beetles, not sure which kind exactly. I often use this page for beetle identification (dutch only):

    http://www.ahw.me/indexkevers.html
    Posted 9 years ago
  2. Grin, hehe, yeah I rappidly closed my eyes, this is too much for me:) Great timing and well captured. Though I did not look, really:) Posted 9 years ago
    1. LMAO ;) Posted 9 years ago
  3. Haha great Quartet!
    Wondering who is seducing who ;)
    Posted 9 years ago
    1. Haha, good question! Posted 9 years ago
  4. Ooops a bit overcrowded ;) Nice shot! Posted 9 years ago
  5. I was immediately amazed by the DOF. I usually fail to get just one beetle completely sharp, and you just managed to get four completely sharp! Wel done! Posted 9 years ago
  6. Hello
    If the top one is a male, I always wonder what are the two in between.

    Your beetles are leaf beetles from one of the twelve subfamilies of Chrysomelidae.
    They have long antennae and aquatic larvae.
    There is only one species in Australia but I do not own a photograph to share with you (yet).
    The Australian species is Donacia marginata and looks identical to your set but I cannot say for sure.
    The sf is Donaciinae. I hope you can locate it with your local websites from this clue.

    Donaciinae_Donacia_marginata
    Posted 5 years ago
    1. The suggested species is found in the Neterlands. Do you think this view is enough to conclusively identify the species compared to similar species in the same genus? Here are the references I've found, I'll try to compare them later.
      http://www.thewcg.org.uk/pages/chrysomelidae.asp?sfamily=Donaciinae
      http://www.thewcg.org.uk/Chrysomelidae/0499G.htm
      http://www.coleoptera.org.uk/species/donacia-marginata
      https://www.kaefer-der-welt.de/donacia_marginata.htm
      http://www.biol.uni.wroc.pl/cassidae/European%20Chrysomelidae/donacia%20marginata.htm
      Posted 5 years ago
  7. Marginata seems to be named after the metallic color along the lateral margin of the elytra. This is evident on the top beetle in the image and therefore I think the identification is reliable. Posted 5 years ago
    1. OK, thanks, I've created an entry for it. Posted 5 years ago
  8. Looks like they are having a lot of fun :) Posted 5 months ago
  9. Wooow! Posted 5 months ago

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Donacia marginata is a species of leaf beetle.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by WildFlower
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Uploaded May 30, 2012. Captured May 21, 2012 11:50.
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • f/11.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO800
  • 100mm