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Malachius bipustulatus (Linnaeus, 1758) 11 mm long France,Geotagged,Malachiinae,Malachite beetle,Malachius bipustulatus,Spring Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

''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 Claude CHAVAND
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Uploaded May 25, 2020. Captured May 24, 2020 16:38 in 170 La Berlière, 42740 Doizieux, France.
  • ILCE-7M2
  • f/13.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO2000
  • 90mm