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Patchy Scarab Beetle

Valgus hemipterus

Description:

This species reaches a body length of 6 - 10 mm. The scales on the body of the male are dark with a light pattern, while most scales in females are dark. The elytrae are shortened and do not cover the entire body. Females bear a striking long telson, which makes them easily distinguishable from the males. The beetles, which can be found from May to June on flowers or wood, are relatively common.

Habitat:

It occurs from the Caucasus and Turkey to North Africa and southern and central Europe, ranging northwestwards to the Netherlands.

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bayucca
bayucca 11 years ago
Scarab Beetle
Valgus hemipterus Valgus hemipterus


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2 Comments

injica
injica 11 years ago

Yes no doubts ;) Thank you

bayucca
bayucca 11 years ago

Please, verify!

injica
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injica

Croatia

Spotted on May 2, 2013
Submitted on May 3, 2013

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