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Longhorn beetle

Agapanthia asphodeli


Agapanthia asphodeli is a species of flat-faced longhorn beetle belonging to the family Cerambycidae, subfamily Lamiinae. It is brown coloured and has yellow lines along the elytron and very long brown and black antennae. They are polyphagous in herbaceous plants, mainly feeding on Thapsia villosa, Ferula sp. and Asphodelus sp


This beetle is present in most Europe, in the Near East and in East Palearctic ecozone. Spotted in a Holm oak and pine tree forest


Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/250 sec.; f/9; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 300.0 mm.

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arlanda 10 years ago

Thanks Mark!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

Oh well done. I have given up on my longhorns. Too many too hard.

arlanda 10 years ago

Finally identified as Agapanthia asphodeli

arlanda 10 years ago

Thanks Injica, I just added it to "Longhorn beetles" mission

injica 10 years ago

Feel free to join my mission:

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Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

Spotted on May 31, 2013
Submitted on Jul 19, 2013

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