john.mildenhall's picture

Unknown bug

Observed: 8th May 2009 By: john.mildenhall

I found this chap on the southwest coast path in south Devon. Open grass land near gorse bushes. I'm guessing it's the juvenile form of a beetle. Slow moving. Anyone know more exactly?

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Bloody-nosed Beetle (Timarcha sp.) interacts


john.mildenhall's picture

Unknown bug

Can anyone identify this chap?

The Surgeon's picture

Bloody not nosed beetle

Looking at Google, these look nothing like Bloody nosed Beetles. We saw a couple on the Pembrokeshire coast path at the weekend. The search continues methinks.

Martin Harvey's picture


This is the larval stage of one of the two species of Bloody-nosed Beetle. If you google "Timarcha larva" you'll find, among others:

Entomologist and biological recorder