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Malachius bipustulatus - Male head ventral Ventral view at the head and the excitators on the antennae of this male Mal.bip.:<br />
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Malachius bipustulatus - Male head ventral

Ventral view at the head and the excitators on the antennae of this male Mal.bip.:

Malachius bipustulatus - Male dorsal Same male, with details of head, antennae and excitatory glands:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/79365/malachius_bipustulatus_-_male_excitators.html<br />
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''Malachius bipustulatus'', the malachite beetle, is a species of soft-winged flower beetles belonging to the family Melyridae subfamily Malachiinae.

The body is 5–7 millimetres long, the head and pronotum are brownish, while elytrae are shining metallic green with a bright red spot at the end. Along the sides of the abdomen this species has a peculiar structure with orange poaches.

These beetles mainly inhabit meadows at low altitudes. During the day they stay on herbs and.. more

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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Uploaded May 21, 2019.