Trypocopris vernalis (Cavenham Heath NR) rare

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Sorry I somehow deleted this post .

This beetle caused some debate on the beetle ID page so was sent to the Natural history beetle page.

It is rare in Britain

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NBN Gateway Information on this beetleĀ 

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Eleven-spot Ladybird (Coccinella undecimpunctata) (Berneray & North Uist)

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Description

Length: 4 – 5mm. Background colour: red. Pattern colour: black spots. Number of spots: 7-11 (11). Spot fusions: uncommon. Melanic (black) forms: no. Pronotum: black with anterior-lateral white marks; broadest at base. Leg colour: black. Other features: black spots occasionally surrounded by a thin yellow ring.

Fourth-instar larva: closely resembles 7-spot ladybird, but smaller and without the conspicuous orange lateral patches on first thoracic segment; abdomen has orange spots in pairs on a grey-black background. Pupa: black front section but otherwise cream with inner tubercles on abdominal segments forming two dark bands running longitudinally; orange lateral patches on first abdominal segment; inner and outer tubercles on fourth abdominal segment also orange.

Biology

Habitats: The 11-spot ladybird is an elusive species that occupies a variety of habitats but particularly dune systems. The coastal nature of this species is further highlighted by the number of strandline records.

Host plants: 11-spot ladybirds are commonly associated with sea radish, nettle, gorse, rosebay willowherb and thistles. There are a scattering of records from deciduous trees including ash, beech, sycamore and oak.

Food: aphids.

Nemotelus uliginosus (Barred Snout soldier fly) (Berneray & North Uist)

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Description
This is a cream and black patterned soldier fly, the males have more of the creamy colour on the abdomen than the females. Females of the species can be distinguished from the similar Nemotelus uliginosus female by the shape of the white bars on the frons. In uliginosis they are parallel-sided bars and in notatus they are wedge shaped
Habitat
Saltmarsh, waste ground and unimproved grassland, but usually coastal.
When to see it
June to early September, peaking in July.
UK Status
Fairly frequent and widespread in Britain but most records are coastal… NatureSpot.

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Red Wasp Vespula rufa Queen (Berneray & North Uist)

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Description
Vespula rufa usually has rufous markings on the first and second abdominal segments (coupled with the pattern of black markings) and these are diagnostic of the species.
Habitat
Often seen on flowers.
When to see it
Summer and autumn.
Life History
A ground nesting species.
UK Status
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

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You can just make out a little bit of the reddish rusty colour on the abdomen in the top photo

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