Sunday, July 12, 2015

An unplanned longhorn


All the best things are unexpected, especially longhorns. While visiting friends in Norfolk I was looking at flower heads for hoverflies and came across this longhorn beetle. I knew it was one I hadn't seen before (mainly because I've seen very few!). Took a few of pics of it feeding before it flew off onto my friend's t-shirt. Looks like it is Stictoleptura rubra, sometimes known as Red Longhorn Beetle.

A rather pleasing unexpected tick.



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