Brachyta interrogationis (Linnaeus, 1758)
[= Evodinus interrogationis (Linnaeus, 1758)]

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: RHAGIINI

Brachyta interrogationis
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Body length:9 - 19 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:May - August
Host plant:Geranium sylvaticum, Paeonia, Euphorbia
Distribution:Central and North Europe, France, Russia, Caucasus

The mounted beetle (nominate yellow form) was found on flowers in Novosibirsk (NE Russia). The living beetles (black form) were collected on the host plant, wood cranesbill (Geranium sylvaticum), in Kovářská (altitude 800 m, Krušné Mts., NW Bohemia, Czech Republic).

Collected by M.Hoskovec (Czech Republic) and L.Novikov (Russia)

Brachyta interrogationis
Brachyta interrogationis
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Subfamilia: Lepturinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Rhagiini Kirby, 1837
Genus: Brachyta Fairmaire in Jacquelin du Val, 1864
Species: Brachyta interrogationis (Linnaeus, 1758)