Southern Marsh Orchids

Southern Marsh Orchids

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Creigiau - Minotaur Beetle

Found this guy in Thursday night's moth trap - doing backstroke in a puddle of water in one of the egg boxes. Dried him out and he was ok to be released into the garden yesterday. I've never seen one of these before - a male Minotaur Beetle (Typhaeus typhoeus). Those horns are amazing ......

1 comment:

  1. A nice record that Howard, not a common species in South Wales. When I moth trapped in Berkshire in the early 2000s they used to turn up regularly in the moth trap at this time of year. It was a sandy site with lots of rabbits and they were probably breeding on the rabbit droppings.