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Malachius aeneus - Female This one had me fooled on first sight, thinking that it should be a male with the excitators on the antennae, but it&#039;s a lady after all - in need of an antennicure...<br />
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Close-up of hairy elytra here:<br />
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Malachius aeneus - Female

This one had me fooled on first sight, thinking that it should be a male with the excitators on the antennae, but it's a lady after all - in need of an antennicure...

Close-up of hairy elytra here:

Malachius aeneus - Hairs on elytra Full lady here:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95260/malachius_aeneus_-_female.html Cleroidea,Jane's garden,Malachiidae,Malachiinae,Malachius,Malachius aeneus,Melyridae

    comments (6)

  1. "Antennicure", lol! Posted 5 months ago
    1. Yes - I thought I'd found a new market niche, but when I offered my services she was hesitative and mumbled something about social distancing and Corona and all that ... Posted 5 months ago
      1. It's her loss. Posted 5 months ago
        1. Right you are! :o) Posted 5 months ago
  2. A royal beauty Arp, great shot. Posted 5 months ago
    1. Thanks Paul - appreciate it! :o) Cheers, Arp Posted 5 months ago

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Malachius aeneus is a flower beetle in the Melyridae family.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Jun 6, 2020.