I go to Oversley Wood quite a bit as it is very local , the wildlife is abundant and whilst popular with dog walkers, ramblers, horse riders and nature enthusiasts it is large enough to accommodate everyone and never feels "busy". It also manages to maintain its interest as the flora and fauna are constantly changing
I have been seeing these "pregnant" beetles for the last few months. They are quite abundant. but they are about to get even more abundant! I noticed a lot of severely chewed dock leaves and looking underneath one I found these little black larvae which I believe are the larvae of these Leaf Beetles.