The nettle beds at Strumpshaw Fen where especially fruitful. This cardinal beetle, the red headed species Pyrochroa serraticornis, posed on the nettles for a bit, though the wind made shots a bit more tricky! The mosquitoes were eating us alive, but i did get a nice shot of one!
Here are a couple from my trip to Goring back in May. I finally got a half decent pic of a garden chafer. I also found and photographed my first true cardinal beetle, seperated from the other Pyrochroa species by its black head.