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Longhorn beetle

Rhagium mordax – (family Cerambycidae)

Some longhorn beetles do not have particularly long antennae – this species is one of them. Rhagium mordaxis a common species in the early summer, when the adults are often seen on hawthorn and hogweed flowers. The larvae tunnel and feed in soft well-rotted dead wood of broad-leaved trees.

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