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Bloody Nosed Beetle

Timarcha tenebricosa


A lumbering, flightless leaf beetle, often seen plodding across paths or through grass. When disturbed exudes a drop of red, blood like fluid from mouth.


Widespread and fairly common in Ireland. Saw this one in the sand dunes.

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Waterford, Ireland

Spotted on Jul 29, 2011
Submitted on Jul 29, 2011

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