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Beetle

Observed: 24th May 2009 By: miked
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 MG 8929
Description:

Beetle found flying around in a ride in new forest, there were several of these.

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Comments

Rob Coleman's picture

nice beetle

this is Notable B - I've never seen it - nice beetle!

Rob Coleman

Martin Harvey's picture

seems to be doing well this year

I've heard of several sightings of this beetle this year (none by me unfortunately!), so perhaps it is having a good year. They are predators of caterpillars, and are believed to spend much of their time in the tree canopy. There do seem to be a lot of caterpillars around this year as well (just my perception, don't have any data to back it up).

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