Malachius bipustulatus (Green malachite beetle)♂︎

Ranunculus bulbosus (Bulbous buttercup)

Last update: 22 November 2023
garden
species


Uncommon

LOCATION: Krimpen aan den IJssel, garden

OBSERVATION:
2023-V-21


Several days after the appearance of the female, a male Green malachite beetle (Malachius bipustulatus) appeared at dusk, perhaps attracted by her presence, feeding on the pollen and nectar of Bulbous buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus).

Green malachite beetle ♂︎ (Malachius bipustulatus), on Bulbous buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus)

References

1 Nederlands Soortenregister

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