scene in focus

By apc54

Eye to Eye

This chap appeared on our bedroom window this morning. He was huge @ 3.25cm! It seems he is an "Eyed Longhorn Beetle" - Rhagium mordax who belongs to the family of Cermbycidae.

He obligingly posed about on the glass long enough for me to take several shots and it was difficult to choose which to blip. I chose this as I felt he had turned to have a look at me/the camera.

Apparently they are quite common over most of Britain but I've not seen many this big. Later when I was pegging out washing a smaller one landed on me from a tree above - perhaps his Mrs, who knows? It was a bit smaller than this one so likely to be female & this the bloke. Anyway it was nice to meet them both, a nice friendly couple!

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