Tagged: Beetles

Common Red Soldier Beetle (Rhagonycha fulva) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 822_8568

Lynchcombe Steps

Today was another walk around the Somerset Wildlife Trust Lynchcombe reserve where I am a volunteer warden. During last weeks visit I had to ring up the farmer to help return some sheep back into the...

Oxeye Daisies - Anchor Hill, Wincanton, Somerset, UK. ID 822_0165

Whitstone Corner

I have been on the look out for fields of Oxeye Daises around Somerset.  So far this has not been successful instead I found a couple of truly magical roundabouts. Despite being very busy with traffic...

Water Ladybirds (Anisosticta punctata)

Water ladybirds escape the flood

Water Ladybirds (Anisosticta punctuate) on the entrance gate posts to RSPB Greylake nature reserve on the Somerset Levels.  Normally these ladybird spend winter between leaves and in stems of reeds and grass tussocks.  I assume as much...

Leaf Beetle and Friend

Leaf Beetle (Cryptocephalus hypochaeridis) – Collard Hill Somerset, UK. ID JB4_5434. I’m not sure if I have correctly identified this beetle. Taken on the walk back to the car park after photographing Large Blue...