Rhagium mordax (De Geer, 1775)
One of the appropriately named Longhorn Beetles, of which some 60 species are UK resident.Longhorns belong to the Cerambycidae family and are amongst the most easily recognised beetles. However, in some cases, specific species identification can be quite difficult, whilst others are more obvious. Rhagium mordax is probably fairly common and widespread across much of the UK, although in Nottinghamshire we have failed to find it anywhere other than Warsop Wood in early June 2007 and late March 2013.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Rhagium mordax
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Lynn Victor. NBGRC. Clumber Park SSSI Saproxylic Invertebrate Survey - A report to Natural England by EMEC Ecology 2019. Brian Wetton.

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Updated November 2022

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