Beetle larva/nymph

Beetle larva/nymph

Observation - Beetle larva/nymph - UK and Ireland. Description: This 10mm creature was found on a Virburnam tree which had previously been infested with aphids. It isn't our usual ladybird larva and looks vaguely like a rove beetle larva. The mouth-parts are formidable.

This 10mm creature was found on a Virburnam tree which had previously been infested with aphids. It isn't our usual ladybird larva and looks vaguely like a rove beetle larva. The mouth-parts are formidable.