I’ve wanted to see an Alpine Rosalia (Rosalia alpina) ever since I first heard about them, and finally managed to spot two today! Very impressive beetles, lots of fun to watch them move, and they make a cute little scratching sound when disturbed.

Photo of an Alpine Rosalia longhorn beetle at the base of a tree. Long, thick blue and black striped antennae, each as long as the beetle itself. A long rectangular body, blue with black markings