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Variable longhorn beetle

Observed: 18th July 2013 By: Nick UptonNick Upton’s reputation in InvertebratesNick Upton’s reputation in InvertebratesNick Upton’s reputation in InvertebratesNick Upton’s reputation in Invertebrates
Variable longhorn beetle (Stenocorus meridianus) black form in woodland understorey, Wiltshire meadow, UK, July.
Description:

2.5cm Longhorn with broad-shouldered elytra and red/black legs. This species comes in many colours including this form with black elytra.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Variable Longhorn Beetle (Stenocorus meridianus) interacts

Comments

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Fabulous beast

I've only seen one of these, but they're amazing animals - very impressive in person.

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Longhorns

Yes, a very smart member of my favourite family of beetles; this was one I knew about but hadn't seen before. It soon flew off with a great whir of wings and swiveling antennae as they usually do!

Nick Upton, naturalist and photographer.