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Well Camouflaged Beetle - NOT!

Observed: 13th May 2012 By: jccurdjccurd’s reputation in Invertebratesjccurd’s reputation in Invertebratesjccurd’s reputation in Invertebratesjccurd’s reputation in Invertebrates
IMG_0150 Cardinal Beetle

Presumably these critters taste nasty 'cos it certainly isn't doing much to conceal itself from would-be predators.

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Hi John, at last things are moving. I've seen 7 species of damselflies so far but things are well behind and have only just got going in the last week or so. All are immature apart from Blue tail and Large Red, how's it up your way ? Chris.

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Very Slow

Yes, it's v. slow up here by my reckoning, Chris. You've done better than me if you have spotted seven species. I'm stuck on three: LRD, Azure and Common Blue - only damsels so far.

One of the rangers of our local area did see a Four-spotted Chaser last weekend but not me. Every all-too-rare dry day we get, I check our local patch with a colony of Downy Emeralds but nothing so far.

I have one favourite spot just 2 miles away but that pond dried out last October and remained that way all through winter 'til just recently. So, I fear for it's population of Odos.