This post is in a similar vein to that of the previous post, a collection of photo’s of insects taken at Blashford Lakes nature reserve. Two differences, the 1st is the subject matter, this time it is a collection of varied types of beetles, and the 2nd is the order starting with those sighted or photographed previously.
A Common Leaf Weevil (Phyllobius pyri) looking into the void and climbing to the top of the nettle mountain.
A 2 image pan of a soldier beetle.
and a Click Beetle (Elateridae)
A False Blister Beetle (Family Oedemeridae), first enjoying the pollen then looking over the ramparts before turning into a kung fu fighter!
Now onto those I have not spotted and photographed before.
Face on to a Common Malachite beetle (Malachius bipustulatus).
Lastly a Rhagonycha limbata soldier beetle