Stenocorus meridianus


    This is a large beetle reaching up to 25 mm in length and is a clumsy flier. The colour is variable from a uniform dull yellow through to almost black.

    Identification difficulty

    It is to be found around the margins of wooded areas, where the adult beetles frequent flowers and shrubs

    When to see it

    Mainly in the months of May and June.

    Life History

    The larvae develop in the damaged timber of diseased deciduous trees.

    UK Status

    This species is common over much of England.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 30 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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