All illustrations by Felicity Rose Cole
Black and yellow longhorn Rutpela maculata
13–20mm. Slow-moving wasp mimic. Visits wood and hedgerow flowers.
Wasp beetle Clytus arietis
6–15mm. Abundant, fast-moving wasp mimic. Frequently basks on sunlit logpiles, stumps and leaves.
Two-banded longhorn Rhagium bifasciatum
12–22mm. Deciduous or coniferous woodland, often visiting flowers such as hawthorn or bramble.
Black-spotted longhorn Rhagium mordax
13–23mm. Deciduous or mixed woods, often on hawthorn blossom. Can be very approachable.
Welsh oak longhorn Pyrrhidium sanguineum
6–15mm. Rare and local in southern oak woods; reported most often from stacks of newly cut oak.
Rufous-shouldered longhorn Anaglyptus mysticus
8–15mm. Woodland clearings and hedges; visits hawthorn blossom.
Tanbark borer Phymatodes testaceus
6–18mm. Parks and open woods. Feeds on oak, especially in logpiles; often attracted to lighted windows.
Lesser thorn-tipped longhorn Pogonocherus hispidus
4–6mm. Usually on holly or ivy. Very small and hard to spot against bark.
Small poplar-borer Saperda populnea
9–15mm. On aspen or poplars. Basks on bark of mature trees or nearby vegetation.
Black-striped longhorn Stenurella melanura
6–10mm. Open woodland; feeds on flowers in clearings. Male has less extensive black on wing-cases.
Larch longhorn Tetropium gabrieli
8–18mm. Confined to larch woods; not often seen by day. Look for it on larch stumps or bark in evening.
Pine-stump borer Asemum striatum
8–23mm. Coniferous woodland, especially in Scotland. Search for it on dead conifer stumps at dusk.
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