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Clanoptilus geniculatus (Germar, 1824)

Determined: Gabriele Franzini

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KeywordsClanoptilus geniculatus, Melyridae, Coleoptera
LocalityCzech Republic, Čejč 18.4.2010, ex lignum
URL http://www.meloidae.com/en/pictures/23389/
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Gabriele Franzini

9.3.2018 21:12:15

Clanoptilus geniculatus, male.


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