Sunday, 24 August 2014

Dead Tree

If you want to get me excited give me a dead or moribund tree,  it's beetle heaven.  A rare photograph of a grey haired man inspecting a flight interception trap placed by an old dead Oak in pasture woodland Bredon Hill Worcestershire.  Highlight of this trap was the beetle Prionychus ater and a couple of cuckoo-wasps Chrysis angustula.  These traps if positioned correctly spring a few nice surprises often beetles you wouldn't find by normal collecting methods. Didn't quite realise my hair was so thin until I saw this photograph. 
Inspecting a flight interception trap placed by a fissure in an old dead Oak tree. 

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