Stenurella melanura

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Classification Order: Coleoptera– Long Horns Family: Cerambycidae

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Length 10 mm

Phenology May until September on Bramble

Identification A medium-small longhorn (up to 10mm long) with a blackish pronotum and reddish brown elytra that has an ill-defined blackish stripe down the suture (stripe usually broader in females).Some females can be all-black and resemble the much scarcer S. nigra (which has the underside of the abdomen orange).

Life Cycle Lavae develop in the wood of various tree species and apparently prefer smaller diameter items of wood that are damp and in contact with the ground

Habitat S. melanura is fairly common in woods, and sometimes open habitats, th

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