Friday, 13 July 2012

Sexton Beetle

This was in the heath trap this morning! A bit whacky looking and it had a few mites on its undercarriage.  They feed on carrion and are also called the Burying Beetle as the male excavates under a corpse and then pairs with the first lady to arrive and you can guess what happens next.  A bit messed up.  I think they may have been reading that 50 shades of grey nonsense all the middle aged women are raving about. 

 This was in the trap the night before:

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