New garden species

Melandrya caraboides

Last update: 17 April 2022

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


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