Anaesthetis testacea (Fabricius, 1781)
ssp. testacea (Fabricius, 1781)

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: DESMIPHORINI
Anaesthetis testacea testacea
[Photo © M.Hoskovec and F.Kovařík]

Anaesthetis testacea is a common species in Europe. It develops in dead tiny terminal twigs of deciduous trees and shrubs. Juglans and Quercus is very preferred in our climate. Adults are found on the host-trees.

Body length:6 - 10 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:May - August
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees (Castanea, Juglans, Quercus, Corylus, Rubus etc.)
Distribution:Europe, Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkey

The depicted beetles were reared from larvae and pupae found in thin dead twigs of common walnut (Juglans regia). They were collected in Kutná Hora (Central Bohemia, Czech Republic).

Collected by M.Hoskovec

Anaesthetis testacea testacea
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Desmiphorini Thomson, 1860
Genus: Anaesthetis Dejean, 1835
Species: Anaesthetis testacea (Fabricius, 1781)
Subspecies: Anaesthetis testacea testacea (Fabricius, 1781)