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I live in Europe and found this interesting longhorn beetle I think and I was curious what species it is or what's it's name! Thanks to anyone who identifies it! enter image description here

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Rosalia alpina (common name: Rosalia longicorn)

See here: Rosalia longicorn

The link I added shows a picture of an identical Alpine Longhorn Beetle. This longhorn beetle occurs mainly in the European Alps and the neighboring countries (e.g. Germany, Hungary, and France). Minimum height is around 700m above sea level. The adults are active from June to September. The color varies between blue and grey, the head is characterized by one spine on each side of the head. The number of black dots on the elytra varies.

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  • $\begingroup$ Welcome and thanks for your answer. For species ID answers we expect users to post an identifying picture and additional evidence that it is indeed the beetle in question, for example by mentioning geographical distribution and check whether that matches OP's location. $\endgroup$
    – AliceD
    Commented Aug 13, 2018 at 21:36
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you for your comment. The link I added shows a picture of an identical Alpine Longhorn Beetle. This longhorn beetle occurs mainly in the European Alps and the neighboring countries (e.g. Germany, Hungary, and France). Minimum height is around 700m above sea level. The adults are active from June to September. The color varies between blue and grey, the head is characterized by one spine on each side of the head. The number of black dots on the elytra varies. $\endgroup$
    – JulPal
    Commented Aug 13, 2018 at 22:39
  • $\begingroup$ Also see commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/Rosalia alpina for further pictures $\endgroup$
    – JulPal
    Commented Aug 13, 2018 at 22:46
  • $\begingroup$ You can edit the question to add this information to your answer. I think the downvotes are harsh when you appear to have the correct ID but those leaving them may reverse them following an edit. $\endgroup$
    – Michael_A
    Commented Aug 13, 2018 at 23:31

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