A walk on Budby Heath today. So much for the weather breaking, it was absolutely roasting. Plenty of insects but not a lot to write home about. However interesting picture of the Sexton Beetle Nicrophorus vespilloides. I noticed this chap in flight and heading in a purposeful direction. It landed, and to my disgust I noticed that it had homed in on a nice fresh pile of Dog faeces. Still not to be deterred, camera out, held my breath and took a couple of shots. This beetle is covered in mites its a wonder it can see what its doing. Apart from the poo I think it makes quite an interesting photograph. And yes, it is eating the faeces.
|Nicrophorus vespilloides - Budby Heath 23rd July 2013.|