Calamobius filum (Rossi, 1790)

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: AGAPANTHIINI
Calamobius filum
[Photo © Jean-Yves Rasplus]
Calamobius filum
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Body length:5 - 11 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:April - July
Host plant:oligophagous on various Poaceae (e.g. Hedysarum, Hordeum, Triticum)
Distribution:Central, SW and South Europe, North Africa, Caucasus, Turkey

The living beetles were photographed on grass (Hordeum sp.) in Perivoli village (SW of Corfu Island, Greece) and in Sussargues (Hérault, France). The mounted beetle was collected on its host plant (Triticum sp.) in Břeclav (South Moravia, Czech Republic).

Collected by M.Hoskovec and Jean-Yves Rasplus

Calamobius filum
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Agapanthiini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Calamobius Guerin-Ménéville, 1849
Species: Calamobius filum (Rossi, 1790)