Red Listed Longicorn from Macedonia is Morimus funereus

Subject: Intimidating
Location: I live in Tetovo Macedonia located in Europe
May 5, 2016 9:57 am
Sir. Bugman
I really would like to know the name of this bug that i saw at class today it looked very interesting because i havent seen a insect like that before
I just took some pictures of it and left. But i kept thinking about it so i searched on the internet but couldnt find anything, if you have time i would like to know the species of the insect.. Thank you
P.s I named it Ghost
Signature: Ballz

Longicorn: Morimus funereus
Longicorn: Morimus funereus

Dear Ballz,
This is a very exciting posting for us.  We found your Longicorn,
Morimus funereus, on FlickR where it states the host plants are beech and oak and that the species is found in Southern Europe, and we realized we have an individual from Serbia in our own archives.  Upon doing additional research, we learned on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species that it is a vulnerable species.  According to Cerambyx, it “is a nocturnal species but can easily be found hiding in piles of cordwood or sitting on stumps even during the day.”  Because she has shorter antennae, Ghost is a female.  We hope you are able to release her into a suitable habitat where she can attract a mate and reproduce.

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