not easy to say after a couple of pints...this longhorn beetle breeds in thistle stems and the like
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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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I photographed one on 24June2009 in S. Yorks.
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.
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Lat/Lng: 52.7, 1.5
OS grid ref: TG4121