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Stenopterus rufus

Even though Stenopterus rufus doesn't look like an ordinary Longhorn Beetle, it is. We couldn't discover an English name, so it is possible this animal doesn't live on the British Isles and in Ireland. In our garden is is a common species. It is easily identified by the shape of the shields, the colour and especially the thickened thighs: black on the front and middle legs, red on the rear legs. It is stated numbers in Holland are declining. In Belgium it is known to be a rather rare species as well. In our garden however a rather common species from 2000 to 2007.