Golden-bloomed Longhorn

Agapanthia villosoviridescens – This rather attractive beetle has a long vernacular and scientific name, but they both describe the beetle well. Walking along a favoured local field margin, I always pause every now and then and just focus on an area to see what may be around. I spied some Creeping Buttercup and bent for a closer look to see the golden cups teeming with small busy beetles feasting on the pollen and nectar. Then this big one was there, then it was not. It had disappeared under the leaves of a thistle. I gently pulled them back for a look-see and it flew out, directly onto my t-shirt. I gently coaxed it onto my finger and placed it on a leaf where it kindly remained still so I could get a few shots in. Double-click on images for a closer look-see yourself.


Golden-bloomed Longhorn Agapanthia villosoviridescens

Golden-bloomed Longhorn Agapanthia villosoviridescens

© Peter Hillman ♦ 28th May 2020 ♦ Local field margin, South Staffordshire ♦ Nikon D7200


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19 thoughts on “Golden-bloomed Longhorn

  1. How very obliging of this rather pretty beetle. Lovely pictures. The first and only time I was visited by a Golden longhorn, it let me photograph it while it sat quietly on my finger.

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