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Miked's 234th spot submitted on 12th August 2009

Observed: 11th August 2009 By: miked
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 MG 2341
Description:

Longhorn beetle Leptura rubra?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Leptura rubra interacts

Comments

bobthebirder's picture

beetles

Have you seen The Coleopterist web site, http://www.coleopterist.org.uk ? It has an excellent photo gallery containing most of the UK species, all photographed and verified by experts. Their photo of Stictoleptura rubra does look like your insect, if a bit paler (see http://www.coleopterist.org.uk/taxa/cerambycidae/stictrub.htm)

You probably ought to update the name though, I expect theirs is the more recent version.

Bob Ford

Martin Harvey's picture

Red Longhorn Beetle

I also agree that it is Leptura (= Stictoleptura, = Corymbia) rubra - this group of longhorns seems to change genus names on a regular basis! In Andrew Duff's recent identification guide to longhorns, published in British Wildlife magazine, it is given the English name Red Longhorn Beetle. In that guide it says "a naturalised immigrant, very local in coniferous woodlands in eastern England".

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miked's picture

well it obviously got blown a

well it obviously got blown a bit off course then as there was no coniferous woodland on the site where i found it but of course there are large areas of conifers a few miles away.