Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Hi all, Found this smart chap yesterday near the trees with the beetle holes (see previous thread from feb - http://calderdalemoths.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/beetle-holes_10.html) Is it a longhorn beetle? and I wonder if he and his mates could be responsible for the holes? Any id help appreciated. Win P.S. the tree with the holes was a sycamore

3 comments:

AndyC said...

Looks like some sort of Weevil type.

JRandSue said...

Hi,it is as you describe,a Long Horn Beetle.
Named Rhgium Mordax,it's Larvae borrow under the bark,such as Oak Beech.
John.

Winston said...

Hi JR and Sue. I have been struggling with this one so thanks for the comment. And yes I do believe it is a longhorn sp. However and coincidentally I have had an email today from Mark Telfer (who has an excellent site for identifying beetlesby the way -http://markgtelfer.co.uk/beetles/), who says...

"That’s Rhagium bifasciatum but of a very unusual variety with extensive pale markings on the elytra."

comparing the two I think Mark has it.

Win