Rhagium mordax -Bury Ditches hill Fort- Clun

Description
This is a yellow beetle with brown and black mottling and two eye-like spots on its wing-cases. For a ‘long-horn’ beetle, it has relatively short antennae.
Habitat
The adult favours open-structured flowers, particularly Hawthorn and umbellifers where it feeds on nectar and pollen. Can be found in woods and hedgerows in most parts of Britain and is most often seen around flowers or in hedgerows in country areas.
When to see it
Adults are seen between May and July.
Life History
The larvae are found in the very rotten wood of most species of broad-leaved trees, especially just under the bark.
UK Status
Widespread and quite common in Britain….Naturesopt

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