Scarlet Malachite Beetle

Scarlet Malachite Beetle

Observation - Scarlet Malachite Beetle - UK and Ireland. Description: A rare UK beetle. Although colourful it's not very large. It feeds on flower and grass pollen in May. Its life history not fully understood, but the larvae may live in old thatching.

A rare UK beetle. Although colourful it's not very large. It feeds on flower and grass pollen in May. Its life history not fully understood, but the larvae may live in old thatching.