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Trichodes apiarius (Linnaeus, 1758) 13mm long France,Geotagged,Meloidae,Summer,Trichodes apiarius Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

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  1. Superb macro with great detail. I do like the dynamic combination of red and black. Posted 6 months ago

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''Trichodes apiarius'' is a beetle species of ''checkered beetles'' belonging to the family Cleridae, subfamily Clerinae.

These beetles are found in most of Europe, in East Palearctic ecozone and in North Africa.

It is an hairy small beetle with shining blue or black head and scutellum. The elongated elytra show a bright red colour with black bands. This species can easily be distinguished from ''Trichodes alvearius'' for the black terminal band reaching the apex of elytra.
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Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Claude CHAVAND
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Uploaded Nov 18, 2019. Captured Aug 6, 2019 12:43 in Champaillard, 69870 Lamure-sur-Azergues, France.
  • ILCE-7M2
  • f/8.0
  • 1/100s
  • ISO320
  • 90mm