When Beetles Attack...

When Beetles Attack...

Observation - When Beetles Attack.... Description: Looking in my 2005 Collins guide to British Insects, this species is described as being active in the adult form May-August. Yet here in sunny Dorset it seems to get earlier every year. I've seen it in April in the past few years but 2011 is my first Marc

Looking in my 2005 Collins guide to British Insects, this species is described as being active in the adult form May-August. Yet here in sunny Dorset it seems to get earlier every year. I've seen it in April in the past few years but 2011 is my first March sighting! Saw a few so it wasn't just one freak emergence - and as you can see from the photos this one was living up to its reputation as a voracious predator.