Malachius bipustulatus - yellow spots
Female Malachius bipustulatus with yellow spots on the tips of the elytra, making it a candidate for confusion with the likes of Clanoptilus elegans and some others. The shape of the first antenna segments is diagnostic here!
''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
Uploaded Jun 12, 2019. Captured in Louis Bouwmeesterstraat 134, 7558 TP Hengelo, Netherlands.