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Early parasite

Apalus bimaculatus (Coleoptera, Meloidae) female. Body length: 12 mm.

 

This species of blister beetles known as a parasite of solitary bees. There's an old post I made about this species, find it here: flic.kr/p/9gHHE6

 

Mixed light shot with the MP-E65 lens at 1.4x magnification. Since they are active on the ground level I had to lay the camera on the ground.

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Taken on February 26, 2014