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Black beetle; Escarabajo negro

Chasmatopterus sp.


Small beetle. Probably Chasmatopterus sp. This genera happens in western Mediterranean: south France, Iberian peninsula and north of Morocco. There are 11 especies They are small beetles, 3 - 8 mm. with black body and brown elitra. They show dense hairiness at the dorsal side. Females can be completely black. Imago fly in springtime. They are fond of flowers and prefer Gramineae and Compositae


Evergreen oak forest


Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/800 sec.; f/14; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Exposure Bias: +1 EV. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. No flash

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Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

Spotted on May 6, 2014
Submitted on Jun 16, 2014

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