27 September 2010

net-winged beetle

Platycis minutus is a Nationally Notable B species belonging to the family Lycidae (net-winged beetles). It was photographed by Paul Parsons at Garnwen (just over the border in Bridgend) last week and identified by Steve Bolchover. The NBN shows only two other recorded 10km squares Glamorgan.
Well worth keeping an eye open for this distinctive species, but as there are superficially similar looking species a photograph would be essential for confirmation.

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