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.
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