Entry from British & World English dictionary
A black and yellow longhorn beetle that mimics the appearance and behaviour of a wasp.
- Clytus arietis, family Cerambycidae.
- Other beetles that mimic wasps are the tiny wasp beetles of the genus Clytus that have black wing cases decorated with hairy white or yellow stripes.
- The wasp beetle is harmless and is common in Britain and most of Europe.
- The larvae of the wasp beetle live in dead wood, usually of willow or birch.
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