Entomology (Study of Bugs)/identifying two bugs

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Agapanthia?
Agapanthia?  
hello. i hope you cn help also to identify some Euro-Asian bugs. these photos were taken the previous week in the hills east of the Carmel, Israel. the first i suppose, of the Cerambycidae fanilia (may be some Agapanthia?). its body length is some two and half to three cm.
the second is tiny, few mm long.
https://picasaweb.google.com/114645665266628041607/FlowersAndInsectsInIsrael#5994713788257925730
could their species or genus may be identifyed?
thank you
eitan

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Hey Eitan!

Thank you for the great picture!
At first I thought is was a longhorn beetle from the Cerambycidae family which your were spot on! This species has an odd coloration which lead me to finding this genus species: Agapanthia kirbyi. So you are correct in your guess it is a flat-faced longhorn beetle!

The second is a weevil or bark beetle. I cant see the head of the coleopteran but i can tell by the fuzzy shell it is a weevil possible the genus Anthonomus or Hypera, and I would say the family Curculionidae.

My thanks!
Chris

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I have over 10 years in Animal Identification, Wild Life Diseases, and MED VET Entomology

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