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Malachius bipustulatus - Female Female Malachius bipustulatus. The greenish-blue Malachids with red tips on the elytra are often "identified" as Malachius bipustulatus, but there are several species in various genera that can be easily confused with these - especially the females. The shape of the first four or so antennae segments are quite diagnostic, so always try to get a good shot in focus of these. Cleroidea,Coleoptera,Malachiidae,Malachiinae,Malachite beetle,Malachius,Malachius bipustulatus,Melyridae Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Malachius bipustulatus - Female

Female Malachius bipustulatus. The greenish-blue Malachids with red tips on the elytra are often "identified" as Malachius bipustulatus, but there are several species in various genera that can be easily confused with these - especially the females. The shape of the first four or so antennae segments are quite diagnostic, so always try to get a good shot in focus of these.

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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
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Uploaded Jan 4, 2017.