18 June 2010

Bee Beetle in the Garden

A bit of gardening this afternoon brought a very nice surprise. This Bee Beetle (Trichius fasciatus) was feeding on our Hadspen Blood (Astrantia major). A special thanks goes to the Early bumblebee (Bombus pratorum) worker which led me straight to it!


Highlander said...

Nice shot - quite jealous

Barry Stewart said...

Great record Mark - can't remember ever seeing one of these away from the coast. - Nice shot too!

Mark Hipkin said...

Cheers lads.