Saturday, 21 May 2011

Eye-catching Insects (4): Hoverfly and Beetles at WWT Llanelli

Helophilus on Dog rose
 It is not easy to tell whether the face is yellow, but the mid tibiae do seem to be.


Green Nettle Weevil (Phyllobius viridiaeris) ... on nettles

Close-up


I have not been able to identify these beetles (above and below). I wonder if both are Soldier Beetles, of some kind ... The 'bulges' on the top one seem to make it particularly hard to identify.

3 comments:

Randy Emmitt said...

Caroline,
Just love the hoverfly on the rose photo, very nice. I was out today and got some cool butterflies and an Arrowhead Spiketail dragonfly, will be on the blog soon.

leavesnbloom said...

Caroline I've never seen a blue weevil like that before - I must have a look out for that. I would love to photograph a little blue like you did in your last post - they are ever so pretty and I haven't seen one of those for years in my garden.

Crafty Green Poet said...

that is a wonderful weevil, never seen one of those before! I love the unknown beetles too, sadly can't help with id!