Saturday, 1 October 2016

September 27: Tansy Beetles by the River Ouse at York. These beautiful iridescent green beetles are mainly to be found on Tansy plants in riverside meadows along a limited stretch of the river here. Their larvae feed on the leaves of the tansy and the adults spend most of the winter underground. There is also a small, recently re-discovered (2014) colony at Wood Walton Fen, East Anglia.

Rawcliffe Meadows, York, 27 September 2016


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