Can anyone help with ID of this small beetle (? chafer) which is presently common on Hogweed?
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Thanks, Richard. I was getting nowhere near it and very frustrated!
Hampshire Dragonfly recorder
Hampshire & IOW Wildlfe Trust
The other species that looks similar is Tomoxia bucephala but I've just compared to specimens and it is definitely Variimorda villosa.
More info on this family here:
Thanks, Mark. Now I can label the photograph!
Lat/Lng: 50.9749, -1.94154
OS grid ref: SU041194