Flower Longhorn Beetle (Strangalia famelica)
Detailing the physical features, habits, territorial reach and other identifying qualities of the Flower Longhorn Beetle.
Updated: 5/23/2018; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ©www.InsectIdentification.org
This slender Flower Longhorn Beetle may look starved, but the larvae's ubiquitous food supply makes it difficult to be undernourished.
The long antennae, or horns, help place this species in the family Cerambycidae. Its narrow abdomen inspired its name; the species name means 'famished'. Ironically, the larvae of S. famelica feed on a variety of deadwood from commonly found trees like oak and birch, which means they rarely have a difficult time finding food. Adults visit flowers to drink nectar and eat pollen, and are most active from late spring through summer. Little else is published about the life cycle of this particular species.