Saturday, 8 January 2011

Anything but boring

Some of our insect visitors spend a large part of their life as larvae boring their way through the trunks of trees and in this form they could be described as rather boring. However when they emerge as adult beetles many shine with colour and deserve their name as "Jewel Beetles" (Family BUPRESTIDAE). Others like these two are quite large, around 40to50mm long, with striking patterns and colours.

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