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Beetles mating


approx. 1 inch long


spotted on wildflowers in dry wooded area

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FFHRheingau 8 years ago

Hello auntnance123,

the black beetle belongs to the Scarabaeidae, genus Oxythyrea.
And the two that are mating belong to the Cerambycidae.
I'm not familiar with the fauna of Portugal thus I don't dare to get more specific. But maybe those hints can help you with identifying the species :)

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Spotted on Jun 20, 2013
Submitted on Feb 1, 2014

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