Rare beetle discovered in Dutch Veluwe region


Calosoma (Callisthenes) reticulatum ♀. Fabricius, 1787. Germany, Pommern, ex coll. Reitter

Today, natuurbericht.nl in the Netherlands reports that last June, entomologists found a beetle at Harskamp military shooting range in the Veluwe region.

Now, that beetle turns out to be Callisthenes (Callisphaena) reticulatus. A very rare species, seen in the Netherlands just once before, in 1922.

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