Golden-bloomed Grey Longhorn Beetles

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Scientific name:  Agapanthia villosoviridescens

Size:  Up to 22mm

Distribution:  Found mainly in central and eastern England

Months seen:  April to August

Habitat:  Damp meadows and hedgerows

Food:  Adults feed on Cow Parsley, Nettles and Hogweed.  The larvae live and feed on various plants including thistles

Special features:  Golden-bloomed Grey Longhorn Beetles are essentially a grey coloured beetle covered in tiny golden yellow coloured hairs.  Their distinctive, downward curving black and white banded antennae are longer than their elongate body.

They can often be found on umbellifers in spring and summer.



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