|Inspecting a flight interception trap placed by a fissure in an old dead Oak tree.|
Sunday, 24 August 2014
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.