Friday, 24 June 2016

Red-headed cardinal beetle

This is the red-headed cardinal beetle (Pyrochroa serraticornis).  It eats flying insects but catches them on flowers and leaves.  This one was warming up in the sun in the early morning.  It is distinguished from the scarlet lily beetle by its toothed antennae, red head and non-dimpled wing cases.

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