Longhorn Beetle

I found this fellow (dead) almost a year ago and kept him in my freezer until Richard the beetle man returned:

Rhagium bifasciatum

Rhagium bifasciatum

Sometimes called the two-banded longhorn beetle, it is one of the most common longhorn beetles in Europe and Richard tells me it is common on Raasay. Whilst the above image shows it well for identification purposes, I also rather like this one:IMG_3254a

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4 Responses to “Longhorn Beetle”

  1. croftgarden Says:

    What a wonderful beetle and one to look out for.

  2. Stephen Says:

    Yes, it may be common, but I don’t remember spotting one before. A fine beastie!

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