Red-shouldered Longhorn Beetle

Anaglyptus mysticus

Description

Body length 8 - 15mm. A very attractive species with mainly black colouration and white lines across the elytra and red shoulders. The elytra tips are covered in a grey pubescence.

Habitat

The larvae feed in dead, very dry wood and the adults visit flowers, such as Hawthorn, for pollen and nectar. 

Status and distribution

Most records are from the central and southern parts of England. This is a classed as a Nationally Notable B species. Widespread but local in Nottinghamshire, recorded once at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

April to July.