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molorchus minor

Posted by
daniela scharnowski (Berlin, Germany) on 14 June 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

the name is soo extracool, isn´t it?
the common names ´longhorn beetle´ or ´Dunkelschenkliger Kurzdeckenbock´ aren´t so great.
This is a male, what you can tell from the extraordinary long antennas - I found one specimen of this species last year the first time, totally amazed by their muscle-packed legs :joke:, the pictures from last year weren´t too impressive due to the unfavourable position he took... but this year I got lucky, he was very patient with me and so you might see some more pics from our shooting ;)
They are to be found living across Europe up to Scandinavia as well Asia in temperate coniferous forests, though I met him in the garden - which is close to the forest. Their size is about 16mm.

Panasonic DMC-FZ38 1/125 second F/8.0 ISO 400 35 mm

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Panasonic DMC-FZ38
1/125 second
ISO 400
35 mm