Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Mighty beetle



Anyone know what this awesome beast is? It was in the bottom of our moth trap this morning, and appears to be a sort of minuscule longhorn beetle. I would very much welcome a better ID...

[By the way, that is the tip of my index finger]

3 comments:

sarah said...

This little longhorn is Pogonocherus hispidus (det. P.Kirby), whose larvae feed on dead branches of fruit trees and other Rosaceae, so is moderately frequent in gardens.

BW said...

Brilliant, thanks, Sarah. I see (after googling it), that it is also known as Lesser Thorn-tipped Longhorn Beetle. I had no idea longhorns could be so tiddly.

Mike

Glen Webber (Wildlife Photography) said...

Glad someone was able to help you. Such an awesome looking insect.