Phytoecia cylindrica

Alt Name
Umbellifer Longhorn
Description

Length 6 to10 mm. Completely dark leaden grey to black but for the front legs which are almost entirely orange or yellow. Elytra with dense recumbent fine grey pubescence.

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Habitat

Adults are active in hot sunshine on or around umbellifers. Although they are sometimes seen on the flowers it is more productive to search among the stems where they may be seen crawling rapidly up and down.

When to see it

March to mid July.

UK Status

An English species with most records south of the Wash and east of the Severn estuary – it is widespread in this area but very local.

VC55 Status

Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were only 4 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015, and none since 2000.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map