Story: Beetles

Longhorn beetle

Longhorn beetle

The native striped longhorn beetle (Coptomma sticticum) is found only in the North Island. The larvae burrow into live twigs, and emerge as adults in spring and summer. Active by day, adult beetles eat pollen.

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John Marris, 'Beetles - Diet and behaviour', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 9 August 2022)

Story by John Marris, published 24 Sep 2007