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When Beetles Attack...
Observed: 22nd March 2011 By: Vinny
Added: 30th March 2011
Looking in my 2005 Collins guide to British Insects, this species is described as being active in the adult form May-August. Yet here in sunny Dorset it seems to get earlier every year. I've seen it in April in the past few years but 2011 is my first March sighting! Saw a few so it wasn't just one freak emergence - and as you can see from the photos this one was living up to its reputation as a voracious predator.