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Beetle

Observed: 15th May 2010 By: miked
iSpot team
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Description:

a small brown beetle running up a tree trunk. wondered if it might be a long-horn beetle.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Cantharis decipiens

This isn't Podabrus, which has a different shaped thorax and a more exaggeratedly lenghtened 'neck'. There are several other possibilities including Rhagonycha limbata and Cantharis figurata, but the best match for this combination of head, thorax and leg colours is Cantharis decipiens. See:
http://www.kerbtier.de/cgi-bin/enFSearch.cgi?Fam=Cantharidae

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