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(De Geer 1775) (De Geer 1775) (De Geer 1775) (De Geer 1775)  
Coleoptera - Cerambycidae Coleoptera - Cerambycidae Coleoptera - Cerambycidae Coleoptera - Cerambycidae  
Black-spotted Longhorn - Rhagium mordax Black-spotted Longhorn - Rhagium mordax Black-spotted Longhorn - Rhagium mordax Black-spotted Longhorn - Rhagium mordax  

Status: Resident in UK.

When Around: May until July

Habitat: They inhabit woodland , hedgerows, commons, heaths and gardens with suitably rotting wood on which their larvae feed.

Comment: This beetle is fairly common and found in most parts of Britain. The adults vary in colour from yellowish, to yellowish brown through to reddish brown.

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(Poda 1761) (Poda 1761) (Poda 1761) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758)
Coleoptera - Cerambycidae Coleoptera - Cerambycidae Coleoptera - Cerambycidae Coleoptera - Cerambycidae Coleoptera - Cerambycidae
Spotted Longhorn - Strangalia maculata Spotted Longhorn - Strangalia maculata Spotted Longhorn - Strangalia maculata Wasp Beetle - Clytus arietus Wasp Beetle - Clytus arietus

Status: Resident in UK.

When Around: May until August.

Habitat: Deciduous woodland, commons, hedgerows, parks and some times gardens.

Comment: This beetle is quite common throughout the British Isles.

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Status: Resident in UK.

When Around : May until August

Habitat:  Mainly woodland, and an some times be found in parks and gardens. Its wasp like appearance appears dangerous, but it is in fact quite harmless.

Comment: Wide spread and fairly common in England and Wales, scarce in Scotland.

(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758)
Coleoptera - Cerambycidae Coleoptera - Cerambycidae Coleoptera - Cerambycidae Coleoptera - Staphylinidae Coleoptera - Staphylinidae
Variable Longhorn - Stenocornus meridianus Variable Longhorn - Stenocornus meridianus Variable Longhorn - Stenocornus meridianus Red-breasted Carrion Beetle - Oiceoptoma thoracicum Red-breasted Carrion Beetle - Oiceoptoma thoracicum

Status: Resident in UK.

When Around: June until August.

Habitat: They inhabit well established, and ancient woodland, with mature trees. The larvae feed on decaying wood.

Comment: This beetle is not common, and is seldom encountered. It is widely distributed throughout England, Wales and southern Scotland. The Musk beetle is very similar to the Variable Longhorn.

Status: Resident in UK.

When Around: April until September.

Habitat:  This species inhabits wood land, and occasionally other rural places.

Comment: This species is unmistakable for any other British species, and is well distributed throughout the British Isles.

(Zetterstadt 1824) (Zetterstadt 1824) (Zetterstadt 1824) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758)
Coleoptera - Silphidae Coleoptera - Silphidae Coleoptera - Silphidae Coleoptera - Carabidae Coleoptera - Carabidae
Carrion Beetle - Nicrophorus investigator Carrion Beetle - Nicrophorus investigator Carrion Beetle - Nicrophorus investigator  Green Tiger Beetle - Cicindela campestris  Green Tiger Beetle - Cicindela campestris

Status: Resident in UK.

When Around: May until September.

Habitat: Adult beetles and the larvae feed on dead rodents and birds. The adult beetles locate dead animals and birds, and then bury them in the ground by excavating underneath the carcass. Both parents feed the grubs on partially digested remains of the dead carcass.

Comment:  Wide spread over the UK.

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Status: Resident in UK.

When Around: May until October.

Habitat: These beetles are usually on dry sandy, and chalk soils, heather moor land and heaths, and like warm weather.

Comment: Not as common as it used to be, but is well distributed on heaths and moors throughout most of the UK.

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