06 June, 2014

A Stag with longhorns

I figured the blog has been a bit biased towards moths recently, so here are two fantastic beetles to even things out; both of which have graced the garden in the past couple of days. I've lucky enough to be able to say that the Stag Beetle- now a globally threatened species- is an annual occurrence here, often taking respite in the garden from their ungainly evening flight. The longhorn is completely new, and arrived out of the blue to perch on the front door this afternoon...

Stag Beetle

Stenurella melanura (Black-striped Longhorn)

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