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Please enter your record below for Scarlet Malachite Beetle Malachius aeneus. Please don't confuse this beetle with other red beetles such as the Lily Beetle, Cardinal Beetle or other malachite beetles. Note the shape and the dark marking down the centre of the abdomen. Also note that the Scarlet Malachite Beetle appears only for three weeks during May and June. If you think you have seen this beetle, if at all possible please submit a photograph with your record. For help using this form please see notes at the bottom of this page.
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