Monday, 6 June 2016

Longhorn and Chafer Beetles

I love the look of this beetle, which I'd never seen before. It's a black and yellow longhorn (Rutpela Macalata). Shouldn't cause allotment holders problems as it generally like hedgerow plants.
And this is a chafer bug. Not one of the largest I've seen, but you feel thloem when they fly into your head with their bumbling flying style!
These are the adult of the chafer grubs that we find a lot of on our site. They mostly cause problems with lawns so love our grass paths.


Please leave a comment. I'm very pleased to receive corrections or confirmations of my identification of the creatures we've spotted on the allotment.