This beetle was in my wish list for a long time. It cannot fly, can be seen only in beech and oak forests. Its color merges with the bark of the trees. The length of antennas, longer than the body, indicate that it is male. Endangered species - status vulnerable.
''Morimus funereus'' is a species of beetle in family Cerambycidae. It is found in Greece, North Macedonia, Belgium, Croatia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Montenegro, Slovakia, Ukraine and Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is somewhat similar to another cerambycid, ''Rosalia alpina'', which however is narrower and has three pairs of black spots. Also ''Herophila tristis'' has a similar body shape and markings, but the antennal segments 2 and beyond.. more