Subject: id please?
Location: bologna, italy
September 12, 2016 5:27 am
Hi, a friend saw this bug and would like to identify it.
Signature: alexa

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I understand, no problem.  it looks like a kind of wood boring beetle but I can’t find any information on native Italian species.
many thanks and love your site!
alexa

Longicorn:  Morimus funereus

Longicorn: Morimus funereus

Dear Alexa,
You are correct that this is a Longhorned Borer Beetle or Longicorn in the family Cerambycidae, and we identified it as
Morimus funereus on the Worldwide Cerambycidae Photo Gallery.  In a posting from Macedonia earlier this year, we learned it is a Red Listed Species on the IUCN site devoted to threatened species. 

Location: Bologna, Italy

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