Thursday, 11 August 2011

Spot the Heather Beetle Damage

Have you seen heather that looks like this?  If so you have probably been looking at heather that has been damaged by a heather beetle attack.  This can affect heather at different scales, from parts of plants to whole landscapes, and the foxy-red colour is the result of an attack by the beetle larvae this year.  Heather that was damaged or killed in previous years looks grey and is often inter-mingled with this year's damage.

If you would like to know more about this pest of heather, look no further than the Trust's website.

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