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Lagria hirta beetle

Lagria hirta


description The length is approximately 7 to 10 snagless millimeters, the color of the elytra is brown, the rest of the body is entirely black. The beetle has a typical appearance, very elongated shields that are close and quite bristly hairs with a yellow coat, the rest of the body is also hairy, but this is the color black to be less. The shields are week and on the back clearly wider than the front, the eyes are remarkably large and round. The probes are thick, strikingly tall and clearly segmented.


The adult beetle feeds on plant material such as nectar and pollen and can fly, making the kind often found on flowers. The species is known to be slow and can not run fast. The larva lives on the ground between the humus from decaying plant material. The cloud ever occurs in moist, wooded areas and clearings in forests and grasslands, the adult beetle can be seen from May to August.


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The MnMs
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The MnMs

Leuven, Vlaanderen, Belgium

Spotted on Jul 2, 2011
Submitted on Jul 30, 2011

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