01 October 2013

oil beetles

at this time of year?

At the BWARS conference this weekend a very interesting talk on Oil Beetles by John Walters:


pointed out that there are up to 3 species around at this time of year, of restricted distribution possibly because they are nocturnal, on limestone grassland in areas with lots of solitary bees. If anyone is feeling adventurous it might be worth bludering around in the dark with a head torch. He pointed out that some he has found live in very small patches so best of luck. To save me writing any more, details will be found in these sheets from buglife as well as on John's website:



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