Stenocorus meridianus Longhorn Beetle (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Classification Order: Coleoptera– Long Horns Family: Cerambycidae

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AKA Stenochorus meridianus

Length .25 mm

Phenology Mainly in the months of May and June

Identification A large beetle reaching up to 25 mm in length and is a clumsy flier. The colour is variable from a uniform dull yellow through to almost black T.he adult is black, or brown and black, with red or black legs and antennae. In the U. K. the adults can be seen in May and June,

Life CycleThe larvae are found in the very rotten wood of most species of broad-leaved trees, especially just under the bark..

Habitat The larvae develop in the damaged timber of diseased deciduous trees usually at woodland edges, often on flowers as they eat the pollen, but they tend to be restricted to southern England.


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