Bloody-noses in the grass

As we sat down to have our coffee the other morning while walking the coastal path on Gower i was visited by one of my favourite beetles. In fact it is one of only 4 beetles I can easily identify without long periods of time staring at field guides. Mind you I’m not including Ladybirds […]

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A Green Jewel

Small but beautifully coloured the Green Dock Beetle, Gastrophysa viridula, shines like a jewel in the grass. As the sun catches it in different directs you can see jade, copper, gold and ruby flashes as it moves. It’s small at between 4-8mm in length. But those colours make up for it’s diminutive size. It would […]

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