Agapanthia villosoviridescens (De Geer, 1775)
One of the appropriately named Longhorn Beetles, of which some 60 species are UK resident. Longhorns belong to the Cerambycidae family. They are among the most easily recognised beetles, but specific species identification can be quite difficult. Agapanthia villosoviridescens is a large and impressive species, nearly always found on Hogweeds and other low vegetation. Quite a common beetle.
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Full grown Agapanthia villosoviridescens larva found at the base of a hollow stem of Hogweed at Sherwood Forest CP in December 2010. The above adult was bred through for ID purposes and subsequently emerged in late January 2011.
 
 
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Agapanthia villosoviridescens
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Pauline Bradford. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Adrian Dutton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Wil Heeney. Tim Sexton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007).

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated February 2017

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