A black flower Longhorn beetle (Kirby, 1837) Edit

Arthropods (Arthropoda)---Insects (Insecta)----Beetles (Coleoptera)----Polyphaga----Chrysomeloidea----Longhorn beetles (Cerambycidae)----Lepturinae----Lepturini---Grammoptera-----G. subargentata
Gramoptera subargentata 5

20th June, 2008.

Grammoptera subargentata1

12th June, 2008.

Grammoptera subargentata2

12th June, 2008.

Grammoptera subargentata3

12th June, 2008.

Grammoptera subargentata4

June 20, 2008.

This is just one of the many "Lepturinids" in the subfamily Lepturinae (Flower Longhorns) that may appear on a nearby bush or plant in your garden. This species seems to be most often encountered on Red Osier Dogwood shrubs. In mid-June when this species is the most numerous they will typically fly around and land on your clothing. Unlike the larger wood-boring beetle these are more peaceful and feed on mostly pollen from flowers which also means if they do bite (which is rare) it won't be as painful.

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