Batyle suturalis
 

Location: Weaselhead, Calgary, AB
Date: July 16,  2006

               
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Batyle saturalis

Common Name: Red Flower Longhorn

Latin Name:  Batyle suturalis (Say, 1824)
                        (R. Bercha, det.)

Length:  7 - 9 mm (not including antennae)

Range:  Forested areas of Alberta

Habitat:  Meadows with flowers

Time of year seen:  July - August (Additional Sightings)

Diet: Larvae tunnel in dead twigs.

Other:  These small longhorn beetles are common on flowers during the summer.  Their coloration is distinctive with a bright red body and black legs and antennae.   The larva feed in dead twigs from a variety of trees. (Yenega, 1996)

 
         
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