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Es un endemismo del sureste español sólo conocido de las provincias de Almería, Granada y Murcia
Cerca Cresta del Gallo. Parque Natural El Valle y Carrascoy
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.
It reminds me slightly of a Rove Beetle.
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.
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.
What is that in English?
Lat: 37.94, Long: -1.14
Spotted on May 19, 2010 Submitted on May 19, 2010
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