Lesser Thorn-tipped Longhorn Beetle - Pogonocherus hispidus
A small (6 or 7 mm) longhorn beetle said to be camouflaged to resemble a bird dropping, but looking quite handsome for all that. It is distinguished by a thorn like tooth at the tip of each elytron.
Deciduous trees and shrubs.
From spring until autumn.
Fairly frequent and widespread in much of England and Wales ,fewer records from further north.
It is infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 17 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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