New garden species

Melandrya caraboides

Last update: 17 April 2022
OBSERVATION:
2021-V-30

This rather sturdy beetle sat a bit hidden on the fence around the garden. It is Melandrya caraboides [1]. I hadn’t seen the species before, a new garden species!

The animal was very alert and difficult to approach.

Melandrya caraboides, imago
Melandrya caraboides, imago

References

1 Nederlands Soortenregister

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