Anastrangalia sanguinolenta (Linnaeus, 1761)
[= Leptura sanguinolenta Linnaeus, 1761]
[= Leptura sanquinolenta Linnaeus, 1761]

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: LEPTURINI
Anastrangalia sanguinolenta
Anastrangalia sanguinolenta[Photo © Milan Lovětínský]

Anastrangalia sanguinolenta, a common West-Palaearctic species inhabiting mountainous to sub-mountainous coniferous forests, has been described from Sweden as Leptura sanguinolenta by Karl Linné in 1761 [▽]. Larval development in completely dead wood of conifers (Picea, Pinus, Abies) with some moisture content. Attacks lying usually barkless wood, lower parts of standing dead trees, dead wood of barkless parts of living standing trees (e.g. after deer barking/stripping), abraded tree butts, above-ground parts of fence posts, et cetera. Usually more than one generation develops in a single tree. Life cycle two years. Adults, active from late May to August, are diurnal and anthophilous (on various flowers, especially Apiaceae, Aruncus, Knautia, etc. and on wood) [❖][✮][✳].

Body length:8 - 13 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:May - August
Host plant:coniferous trees (Picea, Pinus, Abies)
Distribution:Europe, West Siberia, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey

The depicted beetles were collected in: ♀ - Lašovice village environs (Křivoklátsko Protected Landscape Area, Rakovník district, Central Bohemia, Czechia) on May 9, 2024; ♂ - Nethy Bridge (Cinn Drochaid) village environs (Strathspey, Highland council area, Scotland, UK) on June 12, 2022.

Collected by Miroslav Polcar and Steven Falk

Linné C.:
Fauna Svecica sistens Animalia Sueciæ Regni : Mammalia, Aves, Amphibia, Pisces, Insecta, Vermes. Distributa per Classes & Ordines, Genera & Species, cum Differentiis Specierum, Synonymis Auctorum, Nominibus Incolarum, Locis Natalium Descriptionibus Insectorum.
Sumtu & Literis Direct, Laurentii Salvii, Stockholmiæ [1760]: i-xlvi + 578pp, 1761. [download pdf icon]

Sláma M.E.F.:
Tesaříkovití – Cerambycidae České republiky a Slovenské republiky / Cerambycidae of the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic.
Milan Sláma private printing, Krhanice, 383pp [pages 242-243], 1998 [ISBN: 80-238-2627-1]. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
Longicorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea) of Russia and adjacent countries. Part 1.
Higher School Consulting, Moscow, 550pp [page 284], 2014. [download pdf icon]

Tamutis V. and Alekseev V.:
A survey of Lepturinae Latreille, 1802 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) of the south-eastern Baltic region (Lithuania and the Kaliningrad Region).
Biologija 66 (4): 169-235, 2020. [download pdf icon]

Anastrangalia sanguinolenta
Anastrangalia sanguinolenta
Anastrangalia sanguinolenta[Photo © Milan Lovětínský]
Anastrangalia sanguinolenta
Anastrangalia sanguinolenta[Photo © Steven Falk]

SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusLepturini Latreille, 1804
GenusAnastrangalia Casey, 1924
SpeciesAnastrangalia sanguinolenta (Linnaeus, 1761)