Silpha tristis in pitfall trap

Silpha tristis in pitfall trap

Observation - Silpha tristis in pitfall trap - UK and Ireland. Description: Several in pitfall traps set in 20 year old planted ash (Fraxinus) woodland on former arable field. Silpha laevigata also caught in traps, but no specimens of the common S. atrata. Part of the Earth Trust's Invertebrate Tales Project.

Several in pitfall traps set in 20 year old planted ash (Fraxinus) woodland on former arable field. Silpha laevigata also caught in traps, but no specimens of the common S. atrata. Part of the Earth Trust's Invertebrate Tales Project.