"For now we are young let us lay in the sun and count every beautiful thing we can see" Neutral Milk Hotel.

Monday, 5 May 2014

A very peculiar clover and 2 beetles

Taking the dogs for a walk yesterday morning, May 4th, I came across a very unusual clover. There were several patches of it growing on the barish soil at the bottom of Redgate Hill.  I had not seen this clover before but identified it as Subterranean Clover Trifolium subterraneum. It gets its name from the ripe fruiting heads which have the unique habit of burrowing into the ground (also known as Burrowing Clover).

Subterranean Clover

Crawling among the clover was a small pale green ground beetle. Any suggestions welcome!

Back home in the garden I came across a red beetle which I believe to be a Lily Beetle Lilioceris lilii, apparently a major pest!

Lily Beetle

1 comment:

  1. Hello, your pale green ground beetle is actually a weevil (Curculionidae). More specifically it is a broad-nosed weevil (Entiminae) of the genus Phylobius. I'm not sure which species it is.