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.
''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.