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Classification Order: Coleoptera Long Horns Family: Cerambycidae
Home > Coleoptera > Cerambycidae Long Horn Beetles
Length .Up to 20mm.
Peaks May and June, and rarely persists to August.
A fairly distinct Longhorn beetle. Its has a golden iridescent bloom on the thorax elytra which at first glance looks like pollen dusting. The most notabvle and key identification pointer is the black and white bands on the long anttennae
The life cycle of this beetle involves boring into stems of thistle and other plant stems of thistles and other herbaceous plants.
Moist meadows and hedgerows.Eg Damp riverine or ditch courses where Adults feed on umbellifers such as Hogweed and Cow Parsley as well as nettles.