Meloe tuccius  Rossi, 1792
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Arthropoda / Insecta / Coleoptera / Meloidae
Common Oil Beetle     Dliela żejtnija
Further Information:
Found near vegetation in rather humid places. Crawls about on grasses, on which it also feeds. Male 16-21 mm, female 25-30 mm.

Search for Meloe tuccius  in the following online resources:
Google Yahoo Lycos Wikipedia Index to Organism Names
Google Scholar Catalogue of Life EUNIS Database NCBI Database (inc. Pubmed) Scirus
Other Links and info
Funghi & Fauna Main Page Wild Plants Main Index Close This Window
Image Code:

(required to buy images in this page)
This website needs financial support through sponsors or advertisment - check here .
All material and data on this webpage is under the copyright of the author of this site - Stephen Mifsud / www.MaltaWildPlants.com / Malta. (2002-2010)
This research project about the flora of Malta is sponsored by: