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Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Welsh Chafer

Another lunchtime One Hour Challenge had me chomping on my sandwiches whilst wandering around a meadow in Llanyrafon - this is multi-tasking in action. An in flight coleoptera alighted on a patch of Rubus and turned out to be the Welsh Chafer (Hoplia philanthus). A not often recorded beetle but under recorded rather than rare I suspect. Same bramble patch supported the large attractive hoverfly (Volucella Bombylans) and in the meadow were a couple of Narrow-bordered Five Spot Burnet moths.

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