Male and Female Oil Beetles coupled together.
Female digging a burrow into the side of the coast path.
'Meloe Proscarabaeus' is a flightless Beetle which emits an oily liquid when alarmed . Feeds on vegetation.
The Female digs a burrow and lays thousands of eggs which hatch into Larvae .
The Larvae attach themselves to foraging bees and are transported to the bees nest.
The Larvae eat the bees eggs , pollen , nectar and develop into adults.
Location: Gurnard's Head - SW 43.38