Cardinal Beetle - Pyrochroa serraticornis
One of several Cardinal Beetles, this species has a red head to distinguish it from P. coccinea which has a black head.
On flowers, trunks and stumps where it hunts other insects.
Between May and July.
It is a predator.
Widespread and fairly frequent in England and Wales.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 108 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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