DESCRIPTION: Length up to 22mm. There is a variation in markings with the specimen in Fig 1 the most common. Each elytra has two oblique sandy coloured patches with a rusted area in between as well as 3 raised vertical lines. The pronotum has two obvious sharp spines sticking out from opposite sides. BEHAVIOUR: Slow moving and keen to fly if alarmed. Lays eggs in dead wood particularly coniferous. DISTRIBUTION: Common throughout. HABITAT: Wooded areas with coniferous trees. PERIOD: Mainly early May to July.
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