Buttercup jamieharrop2018-05-25T16:47:00+01:00May 25th, 2018|0 Comments I wonder what these are in the buttercup? No Comments Steve Blacksmith May 27, 2018 at 11:56 am - Reply I think they're some species of Pollen Beetle, Philip.They're often very numerous on Oil Seed Rape crops, though not a harmful pest as far as I know. Philip May 27, 2018 at 12:27 pm - Reply Thanks Steve, that gave me something to work on and I am pretty sure it is Byturus ochraceus–Fruitworm Beetle. It is often seen on Ranunculus species. The only other species in Britain is Byturus tormentosus–Raspberry Beetle which is a serious pest of cane fruits. I hasten to add my sighting was not in our area but down in the midlands. Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Don't subscribe All Replies to my comments Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.