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Aceitera real, escarabajo

Berberomeloe insignis

Description:

Es un endemismo del sureste español sólo conocido de las provincias de Almería, Granada y Murcia

Habitat:

Mediterráneo

Notes:

http://carn.ua.es/CIBIO/es/lrie/fichas/B... Cerca Cresta del Gallo. Parque Natural El Valle y Carrascoy

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10 Comments

Isabela
Isabela 6 years ago

Berberomeloe insignis (Aceitera real) is an endemic species, only found in the south east of Spain (Granada, Almería and Murcia). It is in the Red List of endangered Invertebrates in Spain, due to massive construction along the coast (houses and golf courses) and extensive agriculture.

keithp2012
keithp2012 6 years ago

It reminds me slightly of a Rove Beetle.

lori.tas
lori.tas 6 years ago

Wow. I've never seen a beetle that looks anything like this one. I read the wikipedia article, and I assume from that that this one is the male of the species.

Isabela
Isabela 6 years ago

I've just found out that it is Berberomeloe "insignis" instead of "majalis" but there isn't specific info in Wikipedia although it is quite similar.
http://carn.ua.es/CIBIO/es/lrie/fichas/B...

Isabela
Isabela 6 years ago

Gracias

keithp2012
keithp2012 6 years ago

Very cool!

Isabela
Isabela 6 years ago

Beetle

keithp2012
keithp2012 6 years ago

What is that in English?

Murcia, Murcia, Spain

Lat: 37.94, Long: -1.14

Spotted on May 19, 2010
Submitted on May 19, 2010

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