Just had a very quick reply to my ID query from a Dr D A Kendall BSc PhD of
Kendall Bioresearch Services.
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Leptura (= Strangalia) aurulenta - legs and basal segments of antennae red, front and hind margins of thorax densely fringed with dense yellow pubescence (in L. quadrifasciata, legs and basal segments of antennae black, thorax not densely fringed with yellow pubescence).
Interesting observation - rare species, well worth recording. Could you send me precise date, location (place & post code) and your full name, plus description of general surroundings of house/garden (rural, suburban, etc., nearby woodland, farmland, etc.). Could I keep copies of the photos as voucher images for the sighting/record and possible future use on my web site? Thanks.
Please see revised details of insect identification services on the home page of
my web site (click on box near bottom of page) - there is a fee for all services.
Regards, David Kendall
Dr D A Kendall BSc PhD
Kendall Bioresearch Services
2 Birchdene, Nailsea, Bristol
North Somerset BS48 1QD
Tel. 01275 854224
Fax. 01275 854224
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Cheers for now & back to the ' Grind Stone '