Notch-Tipped Flower Longhorn Beetle (Typocerus sinuatus)
Detailing the physical features, habits, territorial reach and other identifying qualities of the Notch-Tipped Flower Longhorn Beetle.
Updated: 1/25/2014; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ©www.InsectIdentification.org
The Notch-Tipped Flower Longhorn Beetle splits time between woods and gardens, using both landscapes during its life.
The Notch-Tipped Flower Longhorn Beetle has long antennae ('horns') and feeds on pollen from a variety of flowers. They have a wide carapace ('shoulder') at the neck that becomes narrower towards the tip of the abdomen ('tail').
Larva from this species of beetle bore deep into decayed wood and remain there over winter. They feed on the rotting wood and pupate in spring, becoming adults that fly, just in time for blooming flowers.
Adults are often seen in gardens, meadows and wood in summer and are active until late fall.