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    Pollinator of the day #6 – Common red soldier beetle (Rhagonycha fulva)

    These small striking red beetles are a very common sight within meadows during the summer. Adults of this beetle feed on nectar and pollen, making them excellent pollinators and they can often be found on flowers in mating pairs (or sometimes more!). Plants with open flowers such as hogweed and cow parsley are particularly favoured […]

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    Pollinator of the day #5 – Meadow brown (Maniola jurtina)

    One of our commonest butterflies, this species is often seen flying around Cae Trawscoed in high numbers on sunny days. The eyespot and orange patches on the forewing only are the distinctive features of this species, separating it from other brown butterflies. A range of grasses are eaten by this butterfly during its caterpillar stage, […]

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    Pollinator of the day #3 – Common carder bee (Bombus pascuorum)

    The common carder bee is one of our most common bumblebees, with its distinctive ginger hair making it different to the other common species. Two other carder bees are found in the UK which can be difficult to separate from the common carder bee, the moss carder bee and the brown-banded carder bee, although these […]

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