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Strange beetle on Hemerocallis

Observed: 29th June 2012 By: janecara
Strange beetle on Hemerocallis
Description:

I was surprised to find this rather large and striking beetle in a garden I was working in this afternoon. It was about 3 - 3.5cm long, tip to tail and was sitting quite happily on some Hemerocallis leaves. Can anyone tell me what it is?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Black-and-yellow Longhorn Beetle (Rutpela maculata) interacts

Comments

Martin Harvey's picture

agree!

Jeremy's identification must have been added while I was still typing mine!

For more info on this attractive beetle see:
http://www.thewcg.org.uk/cerambycidae/0140G.htm

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Entomologist and biological recorder