Longhorn beetle


1 October 2020, United Kingdom
Brilliant Bugs / Longhorn beetle
design: Royal Mail Group / illustration: Richard Lewington
print process: Lithography

They have distinctive long antennae and over 26,000 species in the family are described… a lot! A wide variety of colours and patterns, as well as appearance of their antennae. Their larvae are often treated as pests, because they eat plants’ stems and tree trunks, but the grown ups are important pollinators. This is why leaving old or dead trees in your garden is encouraged recently.