A patch of umbellifers swarming with them. Apparently they're also called Hogweed Bonking Beetles, which is apt.
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Soldier beetles so-called because of the bright colours of some species, reminiscent of old military uniforms. They are predators, often hunting on flowers of grassland, hedgerows and woodland margins.
Rhagonycha fulva â€“ is a common species, often called bloodsucker because of its colour, although it is harmless.
Lat/Lng: 55.9, -3.3
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