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Umbellifer Longhorn Beetle

Observed: 26th April 2012 By: jeremyrjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebrates
Phytoecia
Phytoecia cylindrica
Description:

These Longhorn beetles are not widespread but seem to be plentiful in certain areas. Unlike many Longhorns, whose larvae are wood-borers, these lay their eggs on Umbellifers such as Cow Parsley, Hogweed and Wild Carrot and the larvae develop inside the stem.

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Umbellifer Longhorn Beetle (Phytoecia cylindrica) interacts

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Strictoleptura?

hi Matt,
might I interest you in these longhorns I found last week?
http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/267314?nav=users_observations
a male, I think, and the female is the 'other observation' two days before.
A great little oasis, whilst craning over this specimen I was interrupted by an ectemnius wasp carrying a hoverfly

regards, Jeremy

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