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Golden-bloomed Grey Long-horn Beetle

Postby wirralbirder on Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:37 pm

Golden-bloomed Grey Long-horn Beetle:

Hi All,

A recent visit to Burton Mere Wetlands proved quite rewarding with my first record of Golden-bloomed Grey Long-horn Beetle (Agapanthia villoviridescens). It would be interesting to know the status of this impressive beetle in Cheshire.

Cheers,
H

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Golden-bloomed Grey Long-horn Beetle (Agapanthia villoviridescens)
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Re: Golden-bloomed Grey Long-horn Beetle

Postby DonSten on Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:41 pm

Hello Harry,

There are few records of this impressive beetle in the North West.

However, it seems to be getting commoner, and I have taken it from Shropshire and Cheshire in the last few years. It has recently been taken in Lancs and within the last few days from Lamaload Reservoir in Cheshire.

So, you could say at present the Cheshire status is still 'scarce'.

Cheers,
Don

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Re: Golden-bloomed Grey Long-horn Beetle

Postby wirralbirder on Sun Jul 05, 2015 11:28 pm

Hi Don,

Thanks for the info, much appreciated.

From a description of an insect from a birding mate last year I guessed that it was present at Burton Mere.

Very pleased to have seen my own, really impressive beast.

Cheers,
H

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Re: Golden-bloomed Grey Long-horn Beetle

Postby stephen on Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:38 pm

Hi,

i have had about 13 of them over the last 3-4 years around Peel Hall in Warrington - none yet this year.

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Re: Golden-bloomed Grey Long-horn Beetle

Postby DonSten on Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:24 am

Hello Stephen,

Useful records !

Most so far are just singletons recorded ad hoc and yours are over a number of years from a particular area.

Any chance you could submit them using RODIS ?

Cheers,
Don

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Re: Golden-bloomed Grey Long-horn Beetle

Postby rogerwilkinson on Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:18 pm

Golden-bloomed Grey Longhorn Beetle Agapanthia villosoviridescens 6 June 2016 Stoak to Gowy Meadows (2)croptncorrect.JPG
Golden-bloomed Grey Longhorn Beetle (Agapanthia villosoviridescens) - 6 June 2016 - Stoak to Gowy Meadows

Thought I would add my recent record from the track down from the Bunbury Inn, Stoak, to the Gowy Meadows.

Rog

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