Four-banded Longhorn Beetle

Leptura quadrifasciata

Description

Over all length 10 - 20mm. A black longhorn with four transverse, wavy, yellow bands on the elytra.

Habitat

Woodland edge, the larvae develop in rotting stumps and the adults visit flowers, especially umbellifers.

Status and distribution

A widespread though somewhat patchy distribution throughout Britain. Fairly common in Nottinghamshire and the East Midlands and common at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

May to September.