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Stenurella melanura

Stenurella melanura used to be in the genus Strangalia too. In this case male and female differ from one another. The male has yellowish brown shields, which are black at the sides and near the end. The shields of the female are reddish brown and have black edges as well, but they are smaller than the males's. Both sexes like to sit on flowers in the sunshine. The larvae live in rotting, often somewhat moist stems and thick branches, laying on the ground. It takes them 2 years to grow up.