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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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
Hollowing trunk: habitat for Cardinal Beetles, Lesser Stag Beetles and Crane Flies