Tawny Longhorn Beetle - Paracorymbia fulva

Description

Paracorymbia fulva is a large longhorn beetle, 9-14 mm long. Its golden brown elytra (wing cases) are tipped with black. It also has black legs and antennae.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

It is usually found near to the coast in the southern half of England, from Norfolk round to Cornwall.

When to see it

Adults are usually on the wing in June and July.

Life History

Little is known as the larvae of this species have never been found. The adult is found in broad-leaved woodland.

UK Status

Uncommon nationally with nearly all records coming from coastal areas in the southern half of Britain. RDB3.

VC55 Status

Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland. The Sapcote record of 2009 was the first VC55 record for this species and the first record in the Midland area.  Other specimens found in Sapcote from 2011 onwards, half a mile from the original site, suggests the possibility of a breeding colony in the parish. This species has subsequently been recorded in Whetstone and Stoney Stanton and also in Nottinghamshire, which suggests that its range is spreading northwards. There were only 8 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015 and 7 of those were from Sapcote.

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