My first longhorn beetle of the year

A couple of days ago I saw my first longhorn beetle of the year – nearly the end of June before I saw one – suspect that is more about me than anything sinister!

Black and yellow longhorn beetle 1
This is the Black and Yellow Longhorn beetle (Rutpela maculata) – a pretty common species

Black and yellow longhorn beetle 2
Even its antennae are black and yellow

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