Thursday, 28 June 2018

Garden notes - end of June

As June tips into July, I think our very small herbaceous border is punching above its weight!
Nestling amongst this small white geranium flower I found this beastie.  It took me a while to identify it but I finally found this information : Leptura quadrifasciata, better known as Strangalia quadrifasciata, is a 'longhorn beetle' (i.e. a member of the family Cerambycidae).  So now we know!  I am not sure if he is welcome in the garden, but the notes did go on to say that these wood boring beetles do feed on pollen, so it can't be all bad.

1 comment:

  1. Best Mr Beetle sticks to pollen than any wooden parts of your house!!!!!
    Beautiful border plants and little birdy shadow ...great job Mrs RW!