Subject: What’s my bug?
Location: Poitiers, France
August 6, 2017 8:55 am
An interrsting looking bug landed on our table and we’d love to know what it is.
It has six legs, yellow in colour with 6 black spots in three rows of two down the back. Around 3/4 of an inch long, we found it in central France.
We quickly found your Longicorn beetle represented on Alamy where it is identified as Chlorophanus pilosus. According to the Cerambycidae site where the alternate name Chlorophorus glabromaculatus is used, the distribution is: “South of Central Europe, South and South-Eastern Europe, North Africa.” There are also several images posted to Aramel.free.fr. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species lists it as a species of “Least Concern.”