Submission - 24/11/2019

Sighting - 2019-10-13

Species Seen Rugged Oil Beetle, Meloe rugosus
Scientific Name
Recorder Chris Woods
Record Status Confirmed
Identifier Chris Woods & Marc Arbuckle, Coleoptera recorder for Wilts.
Identified on 24/11/2019
Location ST823726
Accuracy ???
Time of Day 23:35
Locality Thickwood, Near Colerne, Wilts
Parish Colerne
Environment 100% full moon, 9 degrees C, still, grass damp, clear night, humidity 92%, zero cloud
Habitat Calcaereous grassland on Chalfield Oolite , mown but "chemical free" domestic lawn with solitary mining bee colony.
Altitude 169 Meters
Notes Abundance? Unsure what to record for this. Nationally a BAP Priority Species. This the first & maximum number of 5 sightings in October 19. (Ongoing sightings for Nov 19, will record at end of month).