Longhorn Beetle Recording Scheme

The National Longhorn Beetle Recording Scheme collates records for beetles in family Cerambycidae. The scheme (under the name Cerambycidae Recording Scheme) has been running since 1982, and published an atlas in 1999 (Twinn, P.F.G., and Harding, P.T. 1999. Provisional atlas of the longhorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) of Britain. Huntingdon: Biological Records Centre).

The scheme is organised by Wil Heeney and Katy Potts, who took it on in early 2016. The previous organisers, Dr Martin Rejzek and Peter Hodge, remain involved as advisors. Longhorn beetles are attractive insects, and many are large and colourful. There are about 60 species native to Britain, plus a wide range of non-native species that have arrived as accidental introductions but are not established.

Records can be sent in by adding them to iRecord, using the iRecord app, or sending in details via spreadsheet or database export. For more infomation contact Wil and Katy.

The scheme is also active on Facebook and Twitter.


New native species in Britain

A longhorn beetle new to Britain has been discovered in Scotland. The new species, Pogonocherus caroli, is rare in Europe and is believed to be an overlooked resident species in Scotland, rather than a new incomer.

Longhorn beetle workshop

On Sat 13 May there will be a longhorn beetle workshop in Nottingham, organised by Wil Heeney.

Longhorn beetle workshop