Beetle called Dascillus cervinus

July 19th 2011

This small beetle turned up in a garden in Clachtoll. It was found by Ann Cook on 14th June 2011 and identified by Ian Evans.

It is about 1cm long. It is a beetle called Dascillus cervinus, in a family of its own. It goes by the common name of Orchid Beetle. it is not uncommon around here in the early summer, usually seen on flowers. The  larvae eat roots.  The adults are covered in ‘hair’, yellowish-brown in the females, of which this must be one

Dascillus cervinus
Orchid Beetle Dascillus cervinus

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