20 October 2010

Blast from the past...

I was sorting out some papers today and came across this image of the wonderful Rosalia Longicorn (Rosalia alpina). The photograph was taken by the finders, Pat & Colin Willins, in their garden in Llangennith on 18th Aug 2005 and was identified by Tristan Bantock from Swansea University. This striking longhorn beetle is rarely recorded in the UK, usually in association with imported timber. It is listed on the 2010 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
  

1 comment:

Sid said...

What a cracking beast!