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PICTURE: BC Butterfly Garden, Chambers Farm Wood, near Bardney, Lincolnshire, July 2011.

             
 

DISTRIBUTION: This beetle is not common, and is seldom encountered. It is widely distributed throughout England, Wales and southern Scotland.

 

WING SPAN: 18mm to 34mm.                                        STATUS: Resident.

    

FLIGHT PERIOD: June through to August.               LARVAL PERIOD: No data.

 

HABITAT:  They inhabit well established, and ancient woodland.

 

FOOD PLANT/S: The dead and decaying wood of tree's.

                                       

SIMILAR SPECIES: The Musk Beetle is similar.

 

       
             
           
             
           
 

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