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Alosterna tabacicolor? (Cambs UK) (1 Viewer)

DoghouseRiley

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Hi All
I think this one is right. I found it hunting through a hawthorne bush looking for little grubs.
Could someone please confirm ID?
Thanks, Gareth
 

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creaturesnapper

creaturesnapper
Hi Gareth
I think this is —

Stenocorus meridianus , because of the tapering body shape and the black markings on the leg joints .This species is quite variable in colour but the ones I have seen match yours .

 

DoghouseRiley

Well-known member
Hi Gareth
I think this is —

Stenocorus meridianus , because of the tapering body shape and the black markings on the leg joints .This species is quite variable in colour but the ones I have seen match yours .

Hi Creaturesnapper,
I think you are right. In my defence I was relying on my "new Brock", unfortunately the photo and description are "misleading" to say the least. I appreciate your help on this.
Yours, Gareth
 

pdwinter

Paul Winter
+1 for S.meridianus

For the longhorn beetles I use the Field Studies Council guide and then Cerambycidae | UK | Ukbeetlesbum to check. I haven't got the new Brock but I have the pisces publication (2019) and thought it to be not too bad for the species groups I know (Butterflies, Dragonflies, Orthoptera) and didn't need a new book for but I struggle with the image sizes / angles and minimal text for the groups I don't know well and ended up buying specialist books for the other groups (where available!).
 

DoghouseRiley

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+1 for S.meridianus

For the longhorn beetles I use the Field Studies Council guide and then Cerambycidae | UK | Ukbeetlesbum to check. I haven't got the new Brock but I have the pisces publication (2019) and thought it to be not too bad for the species groups I know (Butterflies, Dragonflies, Orthoptera) and didn't need a new book for but I struggle with the image sizes / angles and minimal text for the groups I don't know well and ended up buying specialist books for the other groups (where available!).
I am coming to the same conclusion................................... :(
 
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Colombia
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