beetle Salpingus planirostris, Buckinghamshire

beetle Salpingus planirostris, Buckinghamshire

Observation - beetle Salpingus planirostris, Buckinghamshire. Description: Found under bark of a dead Beech limb, from an open-grown tree in grassland. I always enjoy seeing this small beetle (c. 3mm long), which somehow reminds me of a duck-billed platypus (but perhaps that's just me!).

Found under bark of a dead Beech limb, from an open-grown tree in grassland. I always enjoy seeing this small beetle (c. 3mm long), which somehow reminds me of a duck-billed platypus (but perhaps that's just me!).