Lesser Thorn-tipped Longhorn Beetle - Pogonocherus hispidus

    Description

    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.

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    Habitat

    Deciduous trees and shrubs.

    When to see it

    From spring until autumn.

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent and widespread in much of England and Wales ,fewer records from further north.

    VC55 Status

    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

    UK Map