This rather handsome beetle was collected by one of the folk who attended the Glam Botany Group visit to Rhoose Point. It is a Chrysomelid (or leaf) beetle called Cryptocephalus hypochaeridis. The adults feed on Pollen usually from members of the Hawkweed/Hawkbit group of compositae. As well as being a very striking beetle, it is also fairly uncommon. The distribution map from the NBN Gateway shows very few records from Wales.
|Cryptocephalus hypochaeridis NBN Gateway https://data.nbn.org.uk/Taxa/NBNSYS0000011130|