cardinal beetle


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cardinal beetle

n
(Animals) any of various large N temperate beetles of the family Pyrochroidae, such as Pyrochroa serraticornis, typically scarlet or partly scarlet in colour
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WOODLAND RIDE Amongst the fronds of bracken, red campion raise their vibrant heads toward the sun and its glittering rays paint a cardinal beetle with a splendid luminosity.
The body is quite slim too, so from what you describe I suspect you do not have a lily beetle (and you do not mention having problems on your lilies), I suspect you have a cardinal beetle - not a problem at all
Exposed, dessicated aerial deadwood provides habitat for Longhorn Beetles, while the rotting wood of a hollowing trunk supports Cardinal Beetles, Lesser Stag Beetles and Crane Flies.
Fungal growth on bark: encourages Wood Awl Flies, False Ladybirds and Cardinal Beetles