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Malachite Beetle

Malachius bipustulatus

Description:

The body is 5–7 millimetres long, the head and pronotum are brownish, while elytrae are shining metallic green with a bright red spot at the end. Along the sides of the abdomen this species has a peculiar structure with orange poaches. In case of necessity, this beetle can release a smell that deters predators. The males attract females producing special secretions from its antennae.

Habitat:

mountain meadow, at 1000 m

1 Species ID Suggestions

injica
injica 7 years ago
Malachite Beetle
Malachius bipustulatus


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1 Comment

Jopy
Jopy 7 years ago

Thanks! i ovo je ko iz puške hahahha

Jopy
Spotted by
Jopy

Croatia

Spotted on Jun 8, 2013
Submitted on Jun 8, 2013

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