Monday, 17 April 2017

Any entomologists out there?

I found this insect while I was chopping logs this afternoon.

I tried to find out what it was, but it appears that there are a million known species of insect and a further five million species waiting to be discovered. It's probably something common, but my cursory glance at some pictures didn't help.

Here's another shot with my finger for scale.


Caroline and Martin said...

At a guess I'd say a beetle, and maybe a longhorn beetle, sorry don't know any more.

Jennie said...

I asked our son and he says it is an ant beetle - I think he is right!
Jennie & Chris nb Tentatrice

Vallypee said...

Whatever he is, he's very attractive!

Halfie said...

Caroline and Martin, well, it seems you are right about it being a beetle, but not longhorn.

Jennie, thanks, the image you linked to looks exactly like it. So an ant beetle it is. I'd not heard of it before.

Vallypee, not so attractive if you are his prey!