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Bloody Nose Beetle

The adult bloody-nosed beetle (Timarcha tenebricosa) is black and it is slow-moving and feeds on bedstraw plants. Its distinctive feature is its defensive reaction of producing a blood-red liquid from its mouth when it is attacked or disturbed, giving it its common name.

Credit: Thank you to the Royal Entomological Society for sharing the information.

Photo Credit: © Hazel Bulpitt / Royal Entomological Society
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South and West Wales Amphibian and Reptile Group

Affiliated with the Amphibian and Reptile groups of the UK they join together to do all they can to protect these beautiful creatures.

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