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Species Account for Meloe violaceus

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Meloe violaceus  Marsham, 1802
Violet Oil-beetle
Coleoptera: Meloidae

Violet Oil beetle in Kentucky Copyright: Lisa Bentley

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National status: Nb
BAP status: UKBAP  
Essex RDB: Listed

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Violet Oil beetle in Kentucky
Violet Oil beetle in Kentucky

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Taxonomic group: beetles (Coleoptera) - Sample of data   
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Essex Red Data List comment
Essex 1900-1949 record; VC19 pre-1970 record.


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