BioImages: The Virtual Field-Guide (UK)

Malachius bipustulatus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Malachite Beetle)

Sets of Photographs

These relate to individual finds ("biological records") of the organism.

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

WCG - website of the Watford Coleoptera Group: http://thewcg.org.uk/ WCG - website of the Watford Coleoptera Group

Malachius bipustulatus may also be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
ANIMALIA
(animals)
ARTHROPODA
(arthropods)
HEXAPODA
(insects and other 6-legged organisms)
INSECTA
(true insects)
COLEOPTERA
(beetles)

Further Information

Notes (MWS) A common metallic green beetle with red tips to the elytra.
Personal Observation Possibly mimics the Green Bottle (Lucilia caesar) with the red tips of the elytra resembing the fly's eyes - at least I mistook a Green Bottle for this species at first glance on 31/7/06.
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