|Common Red Soldier Beetle Rhagonycha fulva
|Monks Eleigh, Suffolk, England
The Common Red Soldier Beetle is common and distributed throughout the British Isles. It is found in summer on open flowers such as daisies and cow parsley where it feeds on aphids, nectar and pollen. The larvae feed on invertebrates such as slugs and snails.
|It is rarely seen singly and is more often seen mating giving it the alternative name of "Bonking
For more information see the Wildlife Trusts website.
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