Seen on edge of woodland near Javea midway between Alicante and Valencia near Mediterranean coast. Body about 5 to 7 cm in length and antennae each about same length from base to tip.
It´s a longhorn beetle called Ergates faber (a male). It's a very nice beetle but unfortunately it looks like this one has been run over by something...
Thanks for the id - it was indeed a road traffic accident casuality! Haven't found much on the web about this species - can you recommend any sites/articles?
I couldn't find any site, but here's a little bit info from a book about Nordic longhorn beetles:
Ergates faber is a member to the family Cerambycidae, or the longhorn beetles, and it is the only species in the genus Ergates that occurs in Europe. Adults can reach a length of 60 mm and it's the largest longhorn beetle in central and northern Europe.
The white larvaes becomes 70-80 mm long and excavate tunnels deep in old trunks and stems, mostly pine, where they live for about 3-4 years before they becomes pupae. Adults hatch in July or August and only live for about 2 weeks!. The beetles are night active so they arrive during the dusk or night to mate and lay eggs.
Hope that helps!