Sunday, February 19, 2012

Soldier Beetle

A solitary soldier beetle, (probably the plague soldier beetle, Chauliognathus lugubris) strolls across a pumpkin leaf.
Glad there was just one rather than a collection like those on the Museum Victoria site here.


  1. thanks for that id, i have a few here too but not, thankfully, in plague numbers. also i learnt that they feed on pollen and nectar, so that's ok too.

    i found an enormous fly today, the size of my distal thumb section. something i'd never seen before.
    cheerio, enjoy Midsomer Murders!

  2. Sorry, I'm not a fan of Midsomer! Did you get a picture of that fly?