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May 8, 2010 4:00 PM

Can you identify this beetle?

Hello,

I was clearing out the garden and found this beetle. I have checked the internet and cannot find any match, can you identify it for me?

Very many thanks

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    May 8, 2010 10:05 PM (in response to gina123)
    Re: Can you identify this beetle?
    This is a species of Longhorn beetle (Family: Cerambycidae) looks too robust to be a UK species - where is your garden?
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    May 18, 2010 5:34 PM (in response to gina123)
    Re: Can you identify this beetle?

    It Looks like the Cactus LongHorne Beetle (Moneilema gagas)

    Likes to eat the prickly pear and chollas catcti. native to western desterts of North America and Mexico,

     

    can be very distuctive to cacti as the grub feeds on roots and stems and adults on new growth.

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    May 20, 2010 6:41 PM (in response to gina123)
    Re: Can you identify this beetle?
    I dunno but i think its really cool-looking!
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    May 23, 2010 9:49 PM (in response to gina123)
    Re: Can you identify this beetle?
    Hello, I was in my friends garden in south wales and i saw a giant red beetle, and i searched google for it  and it looked like a red lilly beetle but they looked to small for what i saw, so can you please help me find out what it is (:
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        May 24, 2010 10:26 AM (in response to gina123)
        Re: Can you identify this beetle?
        Although this beetle is similar in appearance to the Lily beetle this stunner is the Black-headed Cardinal beetle, Pyrochroa coccinea (Coleoptera: Pyrochroidae). There is a second UK species with a red head, which is not surprisingly called the Red-headed Cardinal beetle, Pyrochroa serraticornis.The adults are often seen on flowers and leaves of plants during the summer and their carnivorous larvae can be found under the bark of dead trees and logs.
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    Jun 19, 2010 12:07 PM (in response to gina123)
    Re: Can you identify this beetle?

    It is a representative of the Cerambycidae Lamiinae, similar to Lamia textor, but belonging to a different tribe.

    Actually, it is a female of Morimus asper (Sulzer, 1776) (Lamiinae, Phrissomini), a species quite common in Southern Europe in broadleaf woods.

    Here you can check the male.

    Cheers

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