It's only taken me four years to seen one of these things on the ground at Chicksands. Purple Emperor, Chicksands Wood, 22nd July 2012. (ps not a bad photo considering it was taken using my phone!)
Sunday, 22 July 2012
Saturday, 7 July 2012
Black beetle duo
Beetles are a species group that I know little about, other than the well-known and more distinctive species (partly because I have not really looked much). Here are two black ones that I have come across, one I recognised and one I don't...
Minotaur Beetle found in Rowney Warren at the end of April while unsuccessfully searching for potential Firecrest, Woodlark and Tree Pipit in what looked like suitable habitat. First I had seen.
UnID beetle from my garden moth trap, 28th June, Thanks to replies received, seems to be Nicrophorus humator which I have had in the garden twice before but previously looked longer than this. Seem to remember the previous one being a bit smelly as well...
Posted by Andy Grimsey at 14:29 2 comments:
Labels: Beetle, Minotaur Beetle
Tuesday, 3 July 2012
Horned Leafhopper (Ledra aurita) - our largest leafhopper at c.15mm (5p) - The Lodge 2/7/2012 at TL187479. Not often seen because of damn good camouflage!
Posted by Nigel Willits at 22:19 No comments:
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