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Phyllobius pomaceus  Arthropods,Beetles,Geotagged,Germany,Insects,Macro,Nettle Weevil,Phyllobius pomaceus,Stinging nettle,Weevils Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. That's a nice looking European weevil. Great shot Lars. Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks Ruth - they are pretty common here. Typically found on its host the stinging nettle. Posted 3 years ago
  2. A jewel of the woods! Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thank you :) Posted 3 years ago
  3. Beautiful shot! Posted 3 years ago

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Length 9 mm. This beetle has a metallic bluish-green covering of scales. However the scales easily rub off and older specimens can look almost black. The front femur has a prominent tooth and the scales are oval. Most commonly found on Nettles, from April to late June.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Lars Korb
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Uploaded May 27, 2019. Captured in Bundesstra├če 13, 21521 Dassendorf, Germany.