Asemum tenuicorne Kraatz, 1879

Subfamilia: SPONDYLIDINAE  /  Tribus: ASEMINI

Asemum tenuicorne
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Asemum tenuicorne is a very rare species with scattered distribution over Europe and Near East.

Body length:12 - 18 mm
Life cycle:2 - 4 years
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:pines (Pinus)
Distribution:Italy, Greece, Sweden, Turkey, Syria

The depicted beetle was collected on bark of a dying pine (Pinus) in Taygetos Mts. (1400 m, 30 km W Sparti, Lakoonia nomos, SW Peloponnese peninsula, Greece).

Collected by P.Jelínek

Subfamilia: Spondylidinae Audinet-Serville, 1832
Tribus: Asemini Thomson, 1860
Genus: Asemum Eschscholtz, 1830
Species: Asemum tenuicorne Kraatz, 1879