Family Archive: Meloidae

Rugged Oil Beetle

  Rugged Oil Beetle (Meloe Rugosus) (Resting on garden furniture cover, 01 January 2013) This is the third record of this very rare oil beetle in Radley since 2006 . It is classified as Near Threatened (Red Data Book 3) and is a UKBAP priority species.

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Rugged Oil Beetle

Meloe rugosus, an oil beetle. This Nationally Rare species was found and photographed near Thrupp Lake. 15mm. (14 April 2006)

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