Beetle Wars

Beetle Wars

Observation - Beetle Wars. Description: A summer chafer being attacked by a predatory carabid (maybe Pterostichus sp.) on a path through chalk grassland. The carabid has caused considerable damage to the chafer's elytra and abdomen (or the chafer was damaged by something else and the carabid is

A summer chafer being attacked by a predatory carabid (maybe Pterostichus sp.) on a path through chalk grassland. The carabid has caused considerable damage to the chafer's elytra and abdomen (or the chafer was damaged by something else and the carabid is attacking opportunistically). Either way, carabid 1 - chafer 0