Patient and persistent attempts to lure this brightly colored species in front of a camera are usually rewarded.
The long antennae of this species and its bright orange elytra make it a lovely Flower Longhorn Beetle to photograph. They are usually found on flowers, but are fond of fruits and other juicy, sweet foods. They can be lured to an area by placing special fermenting baits outside. Adults are most active from mid-spring though late summer. Larvae feed on decaying elm and beech wood.
Scientific Name: Stenelytrana emarginata
Size (Adult; Length): 25mm to 35mm (0.98in to 1.37in)
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Antennae: Beetles have a pair of antennae on the head used as sensors.
Head: The head is home to the insect's eyes, antennae, and mandibles (jaws).
Thorax: Holds the three pairs of legs as well as vital internal organs.
Elytron: One of two wing cases on a Beetle that protects its wings (plural: elytra).
Wings: Appendages used for flying and kept under the elytra until needed.
Abdomen: Houses organs related to circulation, reproduction, and excretion.
Legs: Beetles have three pairs of legs located at the thorax, numbering six legs in all.