Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Water beetles

Surprisingly, given the amount of different water habitats at Cullaloe and an invertebrate survey having been done, there are not many records of aquatic beetles from Cullaloe. Only one diving beetle (The Great DB) and 2 Hydrophilidae (Water scavenger beetles).

Finally I pulled out from the cupboard a diving beetle found in a bucket last year which was a new diving beetle for the reserve, the fairly common Rhantus exsoletus, notable for its yellow underside.

Hopefully we can lift that total this season as the reserve beetle total is still only 77

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