By Bury Wildlife, May 20 2015 10:25PM
The season continues and bugs are not every ones cup of tea but these are acouple of stonkers. These were found on Mosses. The first is a ferocious looking stag beetle called Rhagium mordax . It looks fierce and is large but eats plants and is a pussy cat. The next is a king of weevil. Weevils are a huge genus of Beetles and many lives on plants quite easliy. Others are a pest particularly for agricultural. They can vary from bright green to black and this one is bright red. It is called Attelabus nitens oak leaf roller. It lives on a oak trees and lays only one egg on a leaf and then rolls it up like a roll of carpet to protect it. The last is also possibly a rare record for the northwest with few records in our area.