Darkling Beetles.

Sunrise: 07.17 Sunset: 05.30

Darkling beetles, in this case Nalassus Laevioctostriatus, are common and very numerous in Hoo Wood. On the last couple of evenings I counted a dozen or more of these beetles grazing algae on each foot or two length of oak tree trunk I looked at.


Nalassus Laevioctostriatus.


Nalassus Laevioctostriatus.


Amorous Nalassus Laevioctostriatus.

2 Comments on “Darkling Beetles.

  1. Think how deep in detritus we’d be if it weren’t for these little fellas tidying up. Clearly the sunshine is making them frisky!

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