What a great days insect hunting I’ve had so many firsts. Normally I would just put them all in a gallery with their name but some of these deserve their own post
About: A long, narrow-bodied long-horn beetle, up to 4cm long with very long antennae. Metallic bluey-green in colour all over. Larvae live in the wood of willow trees, and the adults can be found on flowers and tree trunks near to wetlands during the summer.
How to identify: An unmistakeable insect if seen well.
Where: Widespread but scarce through England, Wales and southern Scotland.
so excited to find this , it flew off before I could get a face shot