A small (6 to 10 mm) longhorn beetle. The elytra appears a golden tawny brown fading to black, all other parts including head and legs are black.
Well wooded areas, parks and meadows where they will visit a range of flowering plants.
Between May and September.
Larvae bore longitudinal or undulating galleries in the sapwood of slender branches, trunks or decaying stumps, more especially in damp areas.
Widespread in England, particularly in the south, less common elsewhere.
Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland. The Ketton record of 6th July 2013 is the first in VC55 since 1907. There were only 5 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015 and only 2 of those came in the last 100 years.
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