This is the largest insect I have ever seen & photographed, taken last Sunday.
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.
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.
The larvae develop in the damaged timber of diseased deciduous trees.
This species is common over much of England.
Wildlife and nature
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