Anaglyptus (Anaglyptus) gibbosus (Fabricius, 1787)

Anaglyptus gibbosus
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Anaglyptus gibbosus is thermophilous species known from Southern Europe (Spain, France, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia) and North Africa (Tunisia, Algeria). Species is polyphagous in deciduous tree (Quercus, Acer, Ficus, Paliurus, Crataegus, Ilex, Prunus etc.). Adults are flower visitors with occurence from April to June. Larvae feed in dry, hard wood with no signs of decay. Larvae of Anaglyptus gibbosus pupate in late autumn and adults overwinter in the pupal cells. The adults emerge early in the following spring. Life cycle of at least 2 years.

Body length:9 - 14 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:April - June
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees (Quercus, Acer, Ficus, Paliurus, Crataegus, Ilex, Prunus etc.)
Distribution:SW Europe, North Africa

The depicted beetle was beaten from blossoming Paliurus in Umag (NW of Istra peninsula, Croatia).

Collected by M.Kovařík

Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Anaglyptini Lacordaire, 1869
Genus: Anaglyptus Mulsant, 1839
Subgenus: Anaglyptus Mulsant, 1839
Species: Anaglyptus (Anaglyptus) gibbosus (Fabricius, 1787)