New garden species

Clown beetle

Last update: 19 May 2021
OBSERVATION:
2021-V-13

I spotted this beetle crawling around on a plant next to the pond. A very nicely sculpted beetle I hadn’t seen before. Using my new camera setup the details came out pretty well It is a Clown beetle (Histeridae) [1] which apparently are ferocious predators. Unfortunately it requires microscopic investigation according to the experts on Waarneming forum. Too bad but still a very new garden species!

Clown beetle (Histeridae sp.)
Clown beetle (Histeridae sp.)
Clown beetle (Histeridae sp.)

References

1 Nederlands Soortenregister

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