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This beetle was described by Rev Thomas Blackburn in 1899 and given its common name by him.
Widespread and common
lovely and fresh.
Thanks Mark. This one is my favourite. It appears to be freshly emerged. I think the red appears in the overwintering generation for this bivoltine species.
Amazing colour variation on these.
Thanks Sergio and maplemoth.This species is similar to one on the mainland and will be synonymised. This will reduce the global diversity tally by one insect.
Photo No. 1: is a beautiful photo....a beautiful beetle....
So you really struck gold at last... :-) Congrats, it may be common, but it is beautifull anyway.
Spotted on Feb 8, 2018 Submitted on Feb 14, 2018
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