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Cardinal Beetle Pyrochroa serraticornis

By Metro6R4  
Uncomon with the comb style anteni.....

Also known as the fire beetle

Latin name: Pyrochroa serraticornis. (Schizotus Pectinicornis)

Size: Approximately 20mms long.

Distribution: Found throughout the UK.

Months seen: May to July.

Habitat: Normally found on flowers at the edges of woodlands.

Food: Feeds on other insects.

Tags: Red Macro Insect Close up Wildlife and nature

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These remind me very much of the Red Lily Beetle...

Just not so 'pesty' and a much 'prettier' face!


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20 May 2013 9:58AM
Great Captures Paul. just one of the many Bugs you captured on Camera yesterday. I hope we get to see them all. Eric.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
20 May 2013 12:21PM
Excellent Paul V1 my choice.


footloose 7 1 England
20 May 2013 2:44PM
Top macro work,V1 is great,nice one!

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