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Beetle sp.

Description:

Bright blue metallic beetles, some more green coloured. Found in large groups and jump when disturbed.

Habitat:

Found on decaying leaves around a body of water.



2 Species ID Suggestions

Blue metallic flea beetles
Altica pagana Altica pagana - Overview
flea beetle
Altica sp.


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5 Comments

DDO
DDO 5 years ago

beautiful

MichaelGeiser
MichaelGeiser 5 years ago

Altica pagana is already quite close, but... that's an Australian species! It is in fact a member of the same genus, but much more likely one of the 7 species found in Britain (Altica brevicollis, carinthiaca, helianthemi, longicollis, lythri, oleracea, palustris). A. oleracea and A. lythri are the most common ones, but the only way to distinguish them is to collect some specimens and dissect them under a microscope.

DanielRowson
DanielRowson 5 years ago

After a bit of google searching I think I may have found a match - Altica pagana?

DanielRowson
DanielRowson 5 years ago

Hi Sam. I'd say they were ~5mm in length. And yes, there were lots of them today! What habitat did you spot yours in?

Sam10
Sam10 5 years ago

What sort of size where they? I found a few earlier today, seems to be loads of them around! No idea what they are though..

DanielRowson
Spotted by
DanielRowson

Peterborough, England, United Kingdom

Lat: 52.58, Long: -0.20

Spotted on Mar 10, 2014
Submitted on Mar 10, 2014

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