Raining Beetles

Raining beetles - Forest Shield bug Pentatoma rufipes
Raining beetles

Yesterday I had a walk around the patch but I am currently dog sitting so didn’t get to look at much. In fact I noticed very little. Today on our short walk it was tipping it down so again nothing. However my moth trapping session threw up a few surprises, and gave me the chance to see a number of beetles. It seems it was literally raining beetles overnight.

(I’ve yet to start trying to identify the species of fly that come in!).

Raining Beetles

Firstly there was the stunning Forest Shield bug (Pentatoma rufipes), shown in the top photo. With it’s bright orange spot on all brown body. One of my favourites.

The other two I have yet to put names to (they are up on ispot at the moment so I will update as I can).

UPDATE: The beetles have been identified by two great guys on iSpot they are an Bradycellus sp. and a Hydroporus palustris.


Bradycellus sp.
Bradycellus sp. – not identifiable to the species sadly.
Hydroporus palustris
Hydroporus palustris

If anyone knows the name of these chaps, then please let me know, it is always nice to put names to what I see.

Please feel free to leave me a comment, I really appreciate the interaction and will reply as soon as I can.

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