Rob Coleman's picture

Agapanthea villosoviridescens

Observed: 10th June 2009 By: Rob ColemanInvertebrates expert
agapanthea
Description:

not easy to say after a couple of pints...this longhorn beetle breeds in thistle stems and the like

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Martin Harvey's picture

on the move

This lovely beetle has been confined largely to central and eastern England, e.g. see the NBN map for Agapanthia villosoviridescens, but now seems to be spreading furhter south and west (possibly north as well, not aure about that). It reached south Hampshire for the first time last year.

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Entomologist and biological recorder

afterforty's picture

... and moving north.

I photographed one on 24June2009 in S. Yorks.

the naturalist man's picture

Longhorn beetle

Definately north, large numbers of these appear every year at Fairburn Ings near Castleford, Leeds. They first appeared in 2001 or 2002 as I recall.

Graham Banwell

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