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Oil Beetle

Oil Beetle

C042/4263

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43.4 x 29.0 cm ⏐ 17.1 x 11.4 in (300dpi)

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HEATH MCDONALD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY HEATH MCDONALD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

A close-up of an oil beetle (Meloe proscarabeus) clambering about in heather on a moorland habitat. Larvae of the oil beetle feed on pollen and nectar collected by ground nesting bees having hitched a ride with the bee from a flower to the bees nest. Photographed in Somerset, UK, in April.

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