What is this bug?
Location: Ile de France, France
October 22, 2011 10:31 am
I took this picture in july in a meadow and I have yet to figure out what it is.
Thank’s in advance!
Signature: NK

Spotted Longhorn

Dear NK,
This is one of the Longhorned Borer Beetles in the family Cerambycidae, commonly called Bycids among entomophiles.  We believe it is one of the Flower Longhorns in the subfamily Lepturinae.  We hadn’t much hope that we would be able to come up with a species for you, but as luck would have it, we believe we have correctly identified your beetle as
Leptura (or the anagrammatical Rutpela) maculata based on this image from the Worldwide Cerambycidae Photo Gallery.  According to BioLib, the species is called the Spotted Longhorn.

Location: France

2 Responses to Spotted Longhorn from France

  1. Saiquarx says:

    Thank you for the quick anser on this little guy! I am new to this site (found it through the book) and I think I like it very much already!

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