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Longhorn Beetle

Longhorn beetle Stenurella melanura (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) on a thistle.  This is a male; the females have a broader black band running down the the back.  This species is sometimes still referred to by its older name Strangalia melanura.

Photo taken in the field below Chazey Wood, near Caversham, UK, on 2011-06-09.

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