Subject:  Big black smth on the beach
Geographic location of the bug:  Montenegro, Herceg Novi
Date: 06/22/2021
Time: 05:09 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hello,
I noticed this strange creature on the beach the other day, maybe not even a bug but possibly it is. It was on the beach in the evening, mid June. Quite big in size, about 6-8 cm.
I’d appreciate if you could help identify it.
How you want your letter signed:  Elena R

Great Capricorn Beetle

Dear Elena,
This is a Longicorn Beetle in the family Cerambycidae, and we believe it is
Monochamus sartor.  According to Cerambycidae, the range is “Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine.”  It is also pictured on BioLib.

Dear Daniel,
Thank you very much for the reply and clarification.
Have a wonderful day!
Elena Romanova
Correction:  June 28, 2021
Thanks to a comment from Ando Vaan, we are updating the posting.  We originally considered that this might be a Great Capricorn Beetle, Cerambyx cerdo, but we thought the body on the pictured individual looked too broad. 
Location: Herceg Novi, Montenegro

2 Responses to Endangered Great Capricorn Beetle from Montenegro

  1. Ando Vaan says:

    Actually this is Cerambyx cerdo

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