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.

Photo ID?

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