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Clytus arietis (Wasp Beetle)  Cerambycidae,Clytus,Clytus arietis,Geotagged,Netherlands,Spring,Wasp Beetle,Wasp beetle Click/tap to enlarge

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  1. Hi Mike, it's Clytus arietis (Wasp Beetle / Kleine Wespenbok) Posted 2 years ago

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Clytus arietis, the wasp beetle, is a wasp-mimicking longhorn beetle species in the genus Clytus. It reaches 9–18 millimetres (0.35–0.71 in) in length, and flies well in sunshine from May to July, often visiting flowers for pollen and nectar. It is harmless but is protected by its wasp-like colours and movements, making it a Batesian mimic. The larvae live in dead wood. It also emanates a wasp buzz-like noise when threatened. They can be seen wandering around on flowers from late spring to early.. more

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Mike van Harn
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Uploaded May 29, 2017. Captured May 29, 2017 12:26 in Veilingweg 20, 1611 BN Bovenkarspel, Netherlands.
  • Canon EOS 5DS R
  • f/4.5
  • 1/160s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm