English:European Bee Beetle
German:Gebänderter Pinselkäfer
Danish:Stor Humlebille
Date:29/07/2009
Location:Austria, Niederösterreich, Waidhofen an der Ybbs
 
Copyright:Per Hoffmann Olsen
Camera:Canon EOS 30D
Lens:Sigma 150mm 1:2.8 APO Macro
 

Identification Help

These are two males. Here is the same darker male from another photo.

Trichius fasciatus details

In the upper right you can that the first tarsus is big and ball-like. This feature is the same with all Trichius species, and makes it a male.

Below you can see the middle leg with a clearly pronounced tooth. This defines the male Trichius fasciatus species. No other male Trichius has this.

To determine the female you'll need to turn it over and look at the underside (abdomen).

Click the "Prev" button to see other T. fasciatus .

 

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