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Tornillo de la vid

Xylotrechus arvicola

Description:

It is a wasp-mimicking longhorn beetle. It is a pest for the vineyard and several fruit trees. It size can reach 1.15 cm in female and 1.30 in male adults. The adult is harmless but is protected by its wasp-like colours and movements. The larvae live in dead wood during 30 weaks and then emerge the adult. The female lays the eggs in the bark of the tree.

Habitat:

On top of a tree stump in a backyard garden

Notes:

Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/320 sec.; f/9; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Focal Length: 300.0 mm.

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6 Comments

arlanda
arlanda 7 years ago

Added to "Beetles!" mission

arlanda
arlanda 7 years ago

I changed the ID to Xylotrechus arvicola, el tornillo de la vid

arlanda
arlanda 7 years ago

Thanks Gerardo

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Very nice series :)

arlanda
arlanda 7 years ago

Thanks Nuwan

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 7 years ago

very nice beetle !!

arlanda
Spotted by
arlanda

O Saviñao, Galicia, Spain

Spotted on Aug 11, 2012
Submitted on Sep 30, 2012

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