Rather attractive beetle found in the vegetation at the side of a path close to a brook.
No interactions present.
Lesser thorn-tipped longhorn beetle
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I think your first spelling was the correct one.
this lacks the white banded antennae of hipidulus and has distinctly different back markings
My original identification was P. hispidus as the photographs of this beetle on the WCG site and others I looked at matched mine. I did not realise that there was another beetle with a very similar name until I miskeyed my original id as P. hispidulus. When I followed the link to EOL it showed a similar but different beetle and I realised my mistake. Hence the second id in this entry.
Thank you for taking time to discuss its identity.
there are three in this genus, P. fasciculatus is the other one.
I found a great little book on abebooks called Longhorn beetles of the british isles, by Norman Hickin, for less than a fiver.
Lat/Lng: 52.647, -2.38264
OS grid ref: SJ742055