ThePeaksman's picture

Segmented beetle-type thing

Observed: 21st May 2012 By: ThePeaksman

I found this little chap in the peak district. Its about an inch long and was snuffling about in some short grass. The head seemed to be very beetle-like, and as far as I can tell there were only legs under the front section. The segmented sections moved very smoothly, but I could not tell if it just trailed after the front section or moved under its own power. Never seen anything like it before.


No identification made yet.

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bobthebirder's picture


Pretty sure this is a beetle larva, rather than an adult insect, but I'm sure there must be someone out there who knows exactly what it is.

Bob Ford