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Apr 3, 2012 3:40 PM

Could anyone help ID these?

Found the first picture at the Lizard peninsula on heathland. Possibly a devils coach horse beetle?

Second and third picture: Different unknown beetles

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    Apr 3, 2012 4:32 PM (in response to sally_047)
    Re: Could anyone help ID these?

    Well it's a Rove beetle (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) but not strictly the Devils Coach Horse as that is really a common name for Ocypus olens. This is somewhere near a Philonthus spp. but you I doubt that it is identifiable from an image.

     

    1325 is a Ground beetle and one of the Amara spp. by the looks of it - again this is a tricky group and a microscope is usually required for these.

     

    1328 is a Leaf beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) and one of the Chrysolina group known as Broad-shouldered leaf beetles - again better images and/or microscope required.

     

    Sounds like it was/is quite nice down there on the Lizard

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