Beetles to be found in and around Torphins Wood, Aberdeenshire, Scotland - 3
Torphins is a village in upper Deeside, Aberdeenshire Scotland. There is nothing particularly special about the wood, it is a mixed species coniferous/deciduous wood, so things found there can probably be found in many other Scottish, British or even European woods. For more information on Torphins itself and the human population there go to Torphins.org.
Soldier, sailor beetles
The larva are found amongst the leaf litter, on the soil or near the ground most of the year. The adults are usually found on flower heads in summer.
Larva can be seen year round depending on the weather, adults are only alive in summer.