Musk Beetle Aromia moschata (Cavenham Heath NR)

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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

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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.

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How to identify: An unmistakeable insect if seen well.
Where: Widespread but scarce through England, Wales and southern Scotland.

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so excited to find this , it flew off before I could get a face shot

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2 thoughts on “Musk Beetle Aromia moschata (Cavenham Heath NR)

  1. Cracking shots of a Musk Beetle, used to find them in ice lolly wrappers at Milton Country Park when I worked there obviously after sugary syrup left on them

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