Members Update 19th June 2023

SPOT THE BEE FLY ETC. ETC. UPDATE 19th JUNE 2023

Hello again, - well, it actually rained here yesterday evening, but you would not have known it this morning for the soil had already dried up. I am constantly looking for insects to photograph but having limited success so far. However, it seems that Ken Crick and Alan Meeks have been a bit lucky with their beetles as below. I’m not sure what Alan’s specimen is, - presumably a Chafer, - your help please! Really good quality photos from both gents.

 

“Mike, This Beetle flew in our lounge last evening, crashed into a very dusty shelf and later dropped onto my desk.

Perhaps it's a Cockchafer May Bug but it doesn't seem to have the white triangles along the side as described here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vr4qyOCJvQQ&list=TLGGGZEpaCFDShsxNDA2MjAyMw&t=6s

Also the wing covers and the colour differ from the one shown in the video.

Can you enlighten me please? Regards, Alan.”

 

“Hi Mike. Please find attached two different Lesser Stag Beetles that turned up in our garden. Regards, Ken.”