|Photo: Malcolm Storey|
I would be grateful for reports of any more sightings. The beetles are likely to be seen flying amongst heather on still, warm days. They are about 7mm long and as shown in the photo, are a dark green colour with a prominent brown stripe down the back.
For more information see the Trust's website. I am collating survey data collected over the last few years and will be publishing some details on the website. I will be running a survey to capture details of heather beetle sightings and heather damage again this year and I will be grateful for support with this.