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Rugged Oil Beetle

Rugged Oil Beetle (Meloe Rugosus) photographed 01 January 2013 by B Crowley

Rugged Oil Beetle (Meloe Rugosus) photographed 01 January 2013 by B Crowley

 

Rugged Oil Beetle (Meloe Rugosus) photographed 01 January 2013 by B Crowley

Rugged Oil Beetle (Meloe Rugosus) photographed 01 January 2013 by B Crowley

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.


Group: Insects
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Meloidae
Species: Meloe rugosus
Common Name: Rugged Oil Beetle
Author: B Crowley
Location: Lower Radley

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