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Aug 18, 2010 10:06 PM

Chafer beetle?

I think this may be some sort of chafer beetle but I am having difficulty identifying it.  I photographed it (not overly well) in a damson tree and it was about 8mm long.

 

Can anyone identify it for me please?

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    Aug 19, 2010 2:29 PM (in response to AngieC)
    Re: Chafer beetle?
    is it Athous haemorrhoidalis (a click beetle)?
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    Aug 19, 2010 9:11 PM (in response to AngieC)
    Re: Chafer beetle?

    No, it isn't. It is the skeletonizing leaf beetle Pyrrhalta viburni (Paykull, 1799).

    Check here.

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    Aug 19, 2010 9:11 PM (in response to AngieC)
    Re: Chafer beetle?

    It's definitely not a chafer or a click beetle.  My best guess is that it's Galerucella lineola - or at least one of the Galerucinae, which can be difficult to separate.  Still a bit uncertain about the shape of the head though, does anyone have any better suggestions?

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