Oil beetles mating

Oil beetles mating

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Credit: BOB GIBBONS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Oil beetles (Meloe proscarabaeus) mating. These beetles live in meadows, field margins and other warm sites in all but the far north of Europe. Photographed in Dorset, UK, in spring.

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