Beetles and Ladybirds

Coleoptera is the scientific name for a group of insects we generally refer to as beetles. This includes insects such as ladybirds and weevils. To find out more about any of the species click on the link to the Nature of Dorset.
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Soldier Beetle: Cantharis nigricans | Nature Notes from Dorset

Soldier Beetle: Cantharis nigricans | Nature Notes from Dorset

Fleabane Tortoise Beetle: a strict diet | Nature Notes from Dorset

Fleabane Tortoise Beetle: a strict diet

Featured Today | The Nature of Dorset

Featured Today | The Nature of Dorset

Fairy-ring Longhorn Beetle: a chance encounter | Nature Notes from Dorset

Fairy-ring Longhorn Beetle: a chance encounter

Tobacco-coloured Longhorn Beetle | Nature Notes from Dorset

Tobacco-coloured Longhorn Beetle | Nature Notes from Dorset

Dung Beetle: Aphodius rufipes | Nature Notes from Dorset

Dung Beetle: Aphodius rufipes | Nature Notes from Dorset

Common Whirligig Beetle: never decreasing circles | Nature Notes from Dorset

Common Whirligig Beetle: never decreasing circles

Soldier Beetle: Cantharis livida | Nature Notes from Dorset

Soldier Beetle: Cantharis livida | Nature Notes from Dorset

Green Dock Beetle; the metal reflector | Nature Notes from Dorset

the metal reflector

Dead-nettle Leaf Beetle: a shining example | Nature Notes from Dorset

Dead-nettle Leaf Beetle: a shining example

Leaf Beetle: Cryptocephsalus aureolus | Nature Notes from Dorset

Leaf Beetle: Cryptocephsalus aureolus | Nature Notes from Dorset

Lagria hirta: a darkling beetle | Nature Notes from Dorset

Lagria hirta: a darkling beetle

Lily Beetle: the unwelcome guest | Nature Notes from Dorset

Lily Beetle: the unwelcome guest

Rhagium mordax: the black-spotted pliers support beetle | Nature Notes from Dorset

Rhagium mordax: the black-spotted pliers support beetle

Pterostichus madidus: the strawberry beetle | Nature Notes from Dorset

Pterostichus madidus: the strawberry beetle

Summer Chafer: a fly by night species | Nature Notes from Dorset

Summer Chafer: a fly by night species

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