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8-Spotted Soldier Beetle

Trichodes octopunctatus


T. octopunctatus is a species of Soldier or Checkered beetle belonging to the family Cleridae. It is a very hairy beetle with black head and scutellum. The elongated elytra show a bright red colour, each with four black spots. It is a very intense pollinator due to its high hairiness.


Holm oak and pine tree forest


Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/1000 sec. f/16 ISO Speed Rating: 800. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. No Flash

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Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Spotted on Jul 4, 2013
Submitted on Oct 18, 2013

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