Deilus fugax (Olivier, 1790)

Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE  /  Tribus: DEILINI
Deilus fugax
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]
Deilus fugax
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Body length:6 - 11 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:March - September
Host plant:polyphagous in Fabaceae shrubs (Sarothamnus, Cytisus, Spartium etc.)
Distribution:Europe except North, North Africa, Near East, Turkey

The depicted beetles were reared from a dead twig of Sarothamnus scoparius collected in Popice (Znojmo, South Moravia, Czech Republic). Adult beetles can chiefly be found on their hosts. Interestingly in France the adults were observed visiting flowers of Euphorbia helioscopia growing in vicinity of Spartium junceum (Hervé Brustel, personal communication).

Collected by M.Hoskovec

Deilus fugax
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Deilini Faimaire, 1864
Genus: Deilus Audinet-Serville, 1834
Species: Deilus fugax (Olivier, 1790)