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Rutpela maculata (Poda, 1761) 18mm long, on Knautia arvensis flower France,Geotagged,Rutpela maculata,Spotted Longhorn,Spring,cerambycidae Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

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''Rutpela maculata'', the Spotted Longhorn, is a beetle species of ''flower longhorns'' belonging to the family Cerambycidae, subfamily Lepturinae. This beetle is widespread in most of Europe, in East Palearctic ecozone and in the Near East.

Larvae are polyphagous in deciduous trees, mainly feeding on ''Picea abies'', ''Corylus avellana'', ''Fagus sylvatica'', ''Castanea sativa'' and ''Ostrya carpinifolia'', as well as on ''Quercus'', ''Carpinus'', ''Salix'', ''Alnus'', ''Populus'' and.. more

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Claude CHAVAND
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By Claude CHAVAND

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Uploaded Dec 13, 2019. Captured Jun 18, 2019 10:38 in Tour du Lac, 69120 Vaulx-en-Velin, France.
  • ILCE-7M2
  • f/8.0
  • 1/2500s
  • ISO2500
  • 90mm