Dandelion being visited by black beetles

Dandelion being visited by black beetles

Observation - Dandelion being visited by black beetles - UK and Ireland. Description: I was observing insects for the S295 pollination study, and plenty of the dandelions I saw were host to these little beetles (Meligethes aeneus?) They were burrowed deep into the flower head, with 13 emerging when I tapped the flower.

I was observing insects for the S295 pollination study, and plenty of the dandelions I saw were host to these little beetles (Meligethes aeneus?) They were burrowed deep into the flower head, with 13 emerging when I tapped the flower.