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German: Purzelkäfer/ Goldstaub-Laubkäfer English: ?

Hoplia argentea

Description:

A very beautiful beetle, likes to eat the pollen of wild carrot. The color changes in sunlight.

Habitat:

If it is too warm or too cold they just hide underground. I often found them sitting on wild carrot or Scabiosa columbaria ( pincushion flower ?) .


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Chanty180
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Chanty180

Herrenberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Lat: 48.59, Long: 8.87

Spotted on May 30, 2012
Submitted on May 30, 2012

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