Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Silpha laevigata

I spotted this trotting along the field margin while beating confers at Stanford Wood. It seems to key out quite easily from the photos as Silpha laevigata, thanks to Andy Banthorpe's website at http://www.picus.co.uk/bedssilphidae/ which includes a key. (Seems to match Googles images too, though this method of ID'ing needs to be treated with caution!). I've iRecord'd the record for the Carrion Beetles Recording Scheme.


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