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Orange and black insect

Observed: 13th May 2011 By: MatthewGirlingMatthewGirling’s reputation in InvertebratesMatthewGirling’s reputation in InvertebratesMatthewGirling’s reputation in Invertebrates
Orange and black insect (1)
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Description:

A black and dark orange coloured insect, bigger than a ladybird. They are found around my garden including on the broad beans.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which a soldier beetle (Cantharis rustica) interacts

Comments

Fenwickfield's picture

Predatory

I hunt's other insect's so is probably looking for Blackfly or Greenfly on your Broad beans,so it's a friend not a pest.

Fenwickfield

MatthewGirling's picture

Oh, that's good. I never use

Oh, that's good. I never use pesticides so it's good to have some natural help with the blackflys.

Matthew