Christine Hardisty's picture

Insect I've never seen before..

Observed: 5th November 2013 By: Christine Hardisty
131105-beetle 005
Description:

The body is about 1.5cm from head to tail.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

retrofalcon's picture

perhaps a predatory beetle,

perhaps a predatory beetle, shown by the protruding nose of which is used to stab other insects?

chrisbrooks's picture

Conifers

As far as I know it feeds on the flowers, seeds and cones of numerous species of conifer.

Wildlife Ranger's picture

WCSB

The inflated flat tibia are indicative the white striations not visible on this specimen there is potentially one other similar in the genus which in very rare - import circumstances could occur looks like Leptoglossus occidentalis to me

HTH

WLR