juncus's picture

Clytus lama?

Observed: 29th May 2010 By: juncus
Clytus lama DSC03496.JPG
Description:

Found settled on branch in a wood pile, sunny spot in urban garden.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Wasp Beetle (Clytus arietis) interacts

Comments

Martin Harvey's picture

Clytus beetles

Clytus lama does look very similar to Clytus arietus, but C. lama is not on the British list. There is some information about C. lama at:
http://www.kerbtier.de/cgi-bin/enNachweis.cgi

(you have to scroll a long way down the page to find it)

The above website tells me that C. lama has antennae which do not get darker or thicker towards their tips, whereas C. arietis antennae do, and on your photo we can see this darker area on the antennae. So I'm sure that yours is Clytus arietus, as anneriley suggests.

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