Redheaded Cardinal beetle *St Davids, Wales*


The Red-headed Cardinal Beetle is a medium-sized beetle found in woodland, along hedgerows and in parks and gardens. The adults are present during the summer and can often be found sunbathing on flowers or tree trunks. They are predators and feed on other insects flying around the flowers on which they are perched. The larvae are flattened in appearance, which enables them to live under loose bark where they feed on the larvae of other insects.