Rhagium mordax Large Longhorn Beetle
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Classification Order: Coleoptera Long Horns Family: Cerambycidae
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Phenology Adults are seen between May and July.
This is a yellow beetle with brown and black mottling and two eye-like spots on its wing-cases For a 'long-horn' beetle, it has relatively short antennae.
Life CycleThe larvae are found in the very rotten wood of most species of broad-leaved trees, especially just under the bark.
Habitat Adults avours open-structured flowers, particularly Hawthorn and umbellifers where it feeds on nectar and pollen. Can be found in woods and hedgerows in most parts of Britain and is most often seen around flowers or in hedgerows in country areas.