Beetlemania

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Suddenly these soldier beetles seemingly appeared from nowhere…from one day to the next they were present in each and every cow parsley flower I came across. In the above image it is readily apparent why these beetles are known as leatherjackets.

These beetles are quite active in their search for nectar amongst the blooms and can be quite amusing as they appear to stumble and sometimes even fall in their clumsy quest for nutrition…

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