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Ground beetle

Agonum assimile – a ground beetle (family Carabidae)

One of the many British ground beetles (though not all of the 370 or so species actually live on or under the ground). This quite common species is most often found under the bark of decaying wood in shady woodland. Like most ground beetles, it is a predator on other insects.

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Aposematic ladybirds

The common ladybird has aposematic colouring, the bright red warns predators that it tastes bitter.

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