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Black-and-yellow Spotted Longhorn Beetle

Rutpela maculata


The adults grow up to 13–20 millimetres and can be encountered from May through August, completing their life cycle in two-three years. Adults only live two-four weeks. The head and pronotum are dark-brown, while elytra are yellowish, with black dots and stripes, rough imitations of wasps, which probably gives them some protection from birds. The adults are very common flower-visitors, especially Apiaceae species, feeding on pollen and the nectar.

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injica 7 years ago
Black-and-yellow Spotted Longhorn Beetle
Rutpela maculata

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Spotted on Jul 28, 2013
Submitted on Jul 28, 2013

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