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Bug ID please, is this a type of pollen beetle?

NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 5,653
I do get the usual type of pollen beetles on roses, but these are a little bigger, pointy-tailed and rather evil looking! In saying that, they don’t appear to be doing any damage to leaves or buds, just munching pollen. Any ideas please?

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,126
    Possibly a tumbling flower beetle

    https://www.coleoptera.org.uk/family/mordellidae

    This is a fantastic website with more information about beetles than most people will ever need.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 5,653
    Brilliant, thanks @pansyface, what an excellent site. They do indeed jump and tumble about like inept acrobats when disturbed. They are a mild visual irritant that spoil the look of pale roses, but I can live with that. Just have to remember to shake before I sniff! Not that snorting beetles is a crime but an activity I would rather avoid nonetheless 😊 
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