Beetle (L hirta)

Common Name Beetle (L hirta)
Scientific Name Lagria hirta
Family Leaf beetles and Weevils
Interest
3
Description A common species of small beetle found on flower blossom in mid-summer.  
Read about this species in my Nature Diary blog:
Date Sort ascending Title Link to Article Edit
21-09-21 Lagria hirta: a darkling beetle -
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This map shows the distribution of the species based on my records:

Wareham Common - West

Open Access, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Hethfelton Wood

Forestry
5

Ashmore Wood

Forestry, National Trust
2

Higher Hyde Heath Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Kilwood Coppice Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust
5

Holton Lee

Other Conservation Organisation, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Fontmell Down Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust, National Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Furzebrook Heath

National Nature Reserve, Site of Scientific Interest
2
These are the National Vegetation Classification codes associated with this species:
NVC Codes Description Phase 1 Categories Description
The number of records for each month for this species; it gives an idea of the best time to see it (although for plants this does not necessarily mean it was in flower):
Month No of Records
04: April 1
07: July 1
These are the sites where I have found this species:
Site Notes Record Date Report Date
Ashmore Wood

Several

08-07-15
Fontmell Down Nature Reserve Present
Furzebrook Heath

Present

09-04-14
Hethfelton Wood Present
Higher Hyde Heath Nature Reserve Present
Holton Lee Several
Kilwood Coppice Nature Reserve Present
Wareham Common - West Several