The Great Capricorn Beetle, Cerambyx cerdo, is a species of beetle in family Cerambycidae. It is found in Algeria, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Croatia, the Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Moldova, Republic of, Morocco, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.
(From Wikipedia, May 12th, 2010)
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This large and beautiful beetle is among the largest of the European beetle species (2). It has an elongated, robust body and, like all members of the longhorn family, it has long antennae. In males, these thread-like antennae are longer than the body, but in females they are only as long as the hard wing cases (the elytra) (4). The legs and body are black, except for the elytra which are reddish-brown towards the tips (5) (6).
(From EOL via ARKive)
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