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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! Cleroidea,Coleoptera,Geotagged,Malachiidae,Malachiinae,Malachite beetle,Malachius,Malachius bipustulatus,Melyridae,Netherlands Click/tap to enlarge

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!

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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
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Jun 12, 2019. Captured in Louis Bouwmeesterstraat 134, 7558 TP Hengelo, Netherlands.