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Crete Beetle

Beetle 180513 Garden wall.JPGBeetle 230513 Ferma Olive Groves  (1).JPG

Two photos taken a few days apart. I've been racking my brains but I can't even place it in a family (surely not Coccinellidae?). Can someone put me on track?

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    Jun 7, 2013 8:15 AM (in response to SteveD)
    Re: Crete Beetle

    If it is hairy, have a look at the flower beetles Cleridae.

     

    Tony

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        Jun 8, 2013 10:48 AM (in response to SteveD)
        Re: Crete Beetle

        Sorry about my answer.  A senior moment, I was thinking about the buprestid beetle which is bullet shaped and some are spotted.  That would no doubt be "obviously" wrong. Mea culpa!!!

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    Jun 8, 2013 7:02 AM (in response to SteveD)
    Re: Crete Beetle

    Obviously it can't be more different from any kind of Cleridae. It's a Chrysomelidae of the subfamily Clytrinae. Check distribution for genus Coptocephala and Tituboea in http://www.biol.uni.wroc.pl/cassidae/European%20Chrysomelidae/clythrinae.htm. However I'm a bit confused about the images, they're both the same individual or different individuals? Can we see better photos, sharp, for see things as the leg colour or the shape of antennae?

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