For the insect this month we go with a beetle, one of the flower Long-horned Beetles, Xestoleptura crassipes. The markings on these beetles are very striking with the black and yellow. These beetles are extraordinary flower pollinators and are in a family characterized by their long antennae which can be as long as their bodies. On the detrimental side is the fact that the larva of many of these beetles can cause a lot of damage by boring into trees.
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