This beetle enjoyed the bioblitz so much he carved out a little message in the leaf
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Thats amazing, I cant believe, did beetle do that art work?
I think it's quite likely the beetle did the artistic nibbling as that's the sort of plant they like to eat...
Not quite as amazing as it might seem, if the nibbling happened when the leaf was folded down its midrib. You quite often get symmetrical damage to leaves caused this way.
Great to see another Bioblitz on iSpot. Do you have any more observations from the day that you can post or tag?
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)
Shame you did not spot it on the 14th of February,that would have been perfect!
Maybe 5th June is Valentine's Day for beetles?
was once a popular "courting" venue (being polite), but seldom this romantic. Great shot!
Now, if it had fur or feathers, this would be a dead cert for the ad agencies!
Lat/Lng: 52.9362, -1.5049
OS grid ref: SK333377
on marginal vegetation around lake