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Scarab Beetle; Escaravelho

Hycleus duodecimpunctatus

Description:

Orange/red elytra with 5 small black spots on each.
Meloidae is the Family name.
http://naturdata.com/Hycleus-duodecimpun... gives the Common Name in Portuguese as Escaravelho, which translates into English as Scarab.

Habitat:

Nature reserve

1 Comment

Thanks for the ID David. I did some research on the Scientific name and found a Portuguese site (see description) which gives the Common Name as Escaravelho, which tranlates into English as Scarab, more of a generic name than a Common name, but better than nothing.
Is it a true Scarab beetle?

Portugal

Spotted on Jun 17, 2014
Submitted on Nov 15, 2014

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