We then made for the original site on the Somerset/Devon border. I had instructions as to how to follow a footpath up a hill until I reached some trees. On the way to this site I stopped at a suitable looking bit of moorland and found 2 more flying there. As we reached the original site, all thoughts of a long struggle uphill to the trees disappeared as I spotted one in the hedge as I parked the car!!! This soon turned into several, including some in Devon.
As we sat with our tea and cake in Watersmeet tea gardens I had to wonder what all the fuss was about, this species looks as common as muck :-)
We also saw an inordinate number of this beetle. At first I thought it was Garden Chafer but I am now fairly convinced it is Euchlora dubia. Anyone got any thoughts?