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Melanotus villosus (Geoffroy in Fourcroy, 1785) Syn.: Melanotus rufipes (Herbst, 1784); Melanotus erythropus Gmelin 1789 | by urjsa
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Melanotus villosus (Geoffroy in Fourcroy, 1785) Syn.: Melanotus rufipes (Herbst, 1784); Melanotus erythropus Gmelin 1789

Family: Elateridae

Size: 13,7 mm (12 to 18 mm)

Origin: Europe

Ecology: the larva develops in rotten wood of deciduous trees

Location: England, Swilland

leg.det. D.R.Nash, 28.V.1972

Coll. Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Photo: U.Schmidt, 2016

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Taken on March 23, 2016