Four-banded Longhorn Beetle

Leptura quadrifasciata


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


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.