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.
Scientific Name: Typocerus sinuatus
Size (Adult; Length): 9mm to 14mm (0.35in to 0.55in)
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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.