30 January 2013

Lesser Thorn-tipped Longhorn Beetle

Spotted at rest on the living room wall, I suspect this ~3mm long Lesser Thorn-tipped Longhorn Beetle (Pogonocherus hispidus) was brought indoors with recently collected pine cones, or less likely with sunflower hearts brought in to dry after the gales blew the lid off the seed bin! Whilst not much to look at with the naked eye, magnified this species is curiously adorned with lumps, bumps and scale tufts.

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