First one I’ve found – Rhagium mordax – The “blackspotted pliers support beetle”

This beetle is the Rhagium mordax, commonly known (sic) as the “blackspotted pliers support beetle”…

This yellow beetle has brown and black mottling and two eye-like spots on its wing-cases. For a ‘long-horn’ beetle, it has relatively short antennae. The adult favours open-structured flowers, particularly hawthorn and umbellifers where it feeds on nectar and pollen. Can be found in woods and hedgerows in most parts of Britain and is most often seen around flowers or in hedgerows in country areas. Actually quite common if you can spot them, apparently!


Camera Maker: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: EF100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Image Date: 2013-05-22 12:07:37 +0000
Focal Length: 100mm
Aperture: f/10.0
Exposure Time: 0.0050 s (1/200)
ISO equiv: 100
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: Manual
Exposure Mode: Manual
White Balance: Manual
Flash Fired: Yes (Auto, return light detected)
Orientation: Normal
Color Space: sRGB
GPS Coordinate: undefined, undefined
Copyright: Copyright: Paul Iddon – A View of the UK

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