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Photo #48123: Gymnopleurus sp.

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Gymnopleurus

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Base gallery. Upperside. Alive insect.

Photo: Eugene Davkaev. Image without retouching at the website. Identified by: Evgeny Komarov

Date and time, location shooting/catching: 2010-06-29 11:24:07, Южный Казахстан, степные предгорья хребта Джабаглытау восточнее с. Амангельды

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24.11.2015 21:51, Evgeny Komarov

Eugene, this is better: Nikolaev GV Plastinchatousye beetles (Scarabaeoidea) in Kazakhstan and Central Asia. - Alma-Ata, Nauka, 1987. - 232 A bend elytra, alas, not a sign - it is more difficult, although G. aciculatus the only one in the former Soviet Union with a metallic sheen and is determined immediately. On your picture is not very clear.

24.11.2015 21:36, Eugene Davkaev

UDC 595.764 (574)
GV Nikolaev, VL Kazenas, SV Kolov. Plastinchatousye beetles (a type of arthropod class of insects). A series of "Animals of Kazakhstan in the photographs." - Almaty: "Nur-Print", 2013. - 192 p. Circulation 100 copies. - Is on the Internet seems to have Shipunova.
On p. 90 Image Gymnopleurus mopsus - just a bend on the sides of the elytra.

24.11.2015 5:42, Evgeny Komarov Corrected data.

Not identified Gymnopleurus / Confidently identified / Evgeny Komarov.

23.11.2015 21:53, Evgeny Komarov

It is difficult to say for sure. As usual, unfortunately, in very small scale. Noticeable blue glitter on those copies, and if so, it is not mopsus, and G. aciculatus - not less common in southern Kazakhstan views. Eugene, you have great pictures in fotohudozhestvennom respect, but the identification is not always suitable.

23.11.2015 21:39, Eugene Davkaev

The couple Gymnopleurus mopsus?

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