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Interesting Beetle id? (Cambs. UK)
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Posted on 07-06-2022 22:22

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Hi All

In the gloom of some loose woodland / shaded glade I saw two beetles doing what insect do at this time of year.
They appeared to be covered in a blue dust.

On examining the photos I found that the dust appears to be their normal pigmentation but it is not universal at all.
There are patches of blue-green and patches of black.

The male appears to be far smaller than the female. I would have thought that she was no more than 1cm although
my estimation could be wrong.

Could someone please ID for me?

Yours, Gareth
Gman attached the following image:

Roger Thomason
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Posted on 07-06-2022 22:54
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Nettle Weevil - Phyllobius pomaceus

Edited by Roger Thomason on 07-06-2022 22:57
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Posted on 08-06-2022 00:42

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Cannot believe that I have never seen one of these before........

I thought there was a bit of a snout but much shorter than weevils I have seen before

Thanks again Roger
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