An unreliable memoir

An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles

Common Blackclock Beetle

In an attempt to become more god-like, I am cultivating an inordinate fondness for beetles. They’re not the easiest insects to photograph, and in fact, this whole god thing is hard work – you only get one day a week off.

The Black Clock Beetle is a large (15-20 mm) shiny black ground beetle which is predatory on many ground-living invertebrates, but the adults also eat some plant material.

Black Clock Beetle, Pterostichus madidus.

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