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Flower beetle

Merylis bicolor

Description:

A beetle with blue elythrae, the body seems to be orange or orange-red beneath. Some 25 to 30 mm in length.

Habitat:

Seen on okra flowers, in semi urban setting - not clear if feeding on them or predating aphids or something similar. Seen in central Nigeria, agricultural plain.

Notes:

Thank you Thaptor for the help with IDing this species.

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thaptor
thaptor 10 months ago

Melyris sp.

Zlatan Celebic
Spotted by
Zlatan Celebic

Minna, Niger, Nigeria

Lat: 9.59, Long: 6.56

Spotted on Oct 4, 2018
Submitted on Oct 4, 2018

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