Wednesday 20 July 2022

Another First for Wintersett!

Pete Smith was attending to a moth trap and found a new beetle for the area. 18.07.2022

Many thanks to Mike Denton who confirmed this beetle as Nicrophorus vespillo

                                      Nicrophorus vespillo   Pete Smith

 Mike Denton reported the main  ID features:

The distinct inward curve of the hind tibiae can be clearly seen on the photograph. 

Although there should be a fringe of brown hair along the front of the thorax, this has been rubbed off. 

You will be pleased to know that this is yet another new species for the Wintersett area!

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