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                                                                               Platypus cylindrus (Fabricius, 1792)                                                                                      
Family: Platypodidae
Size: 5,2 mm (5,0 to 5,5 mm)
Distribution: Europe, North Africa, Caucasus
Ecology: lives mainly on Quercus, with brood care, larvae feed on ambrosia fungi in the breeding tunnels
Location: England, Chipstead
leg. det. P.Harwood, 20.VIII.1921
Coll. Oxford Museum of Natural History
Photo: U.Schmidt, 2014