[Photo © David Navrátil]
Deroplia genei genei, in Europe rare species developing in oak in xerothermic localities, has been described as Saperda Genéi from Ticino river valley near Turbigo
"Vallis Ticini prope Turbigo" (North Italy) by Aloysius Aragona in 1830 [❖]. Larvae of D. genei genei very often if not predominatly feed in
oak branches which are attacked by the Buprestidae species Coerebus florentinus or Coerebus fasciatus [✧].
Pupation after 2 years of the larval development during late summer. Adults hatch in autumn and at this time they are leaving pupal cells and hibernate at the foot of trees in
forest litter. Beetles, which are active from March to June, are crepuscular / nocturnal and can be beaten from dying or dead oak branches and twigs.
|Body length:||6 - 10 mm|
|Life cycle:||2 years|
|Host plant:||oaks (Quercus spp.)|
|Distribution:||Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Corsica, Croatia, Czechia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Montenegro, Romania,
Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, Cyprus, Israel, Lebanon, Syria|
The depicted mounted specimen was reared from eggs layed by female found in Plášťovce (South Slovakia). The living specimens (TN) were beaten from dead oak (Quercus) branches infested
by Coerebus florentinus close to road from Burrel and Bulqizë (Albania) on April 16, 2014.
Collected by J.Vávra, Tamás Németh and Nikola Rahmé
De quibusdam Coleopteris italiae novis aut rarioribus.
Bizzoni, Ticini Regii 8: 31 pp [pages 25-26], 1830.
Das Vorkommen von Stenidea genei (Aragona) in Österreich (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Koleopterologische Rundschau 61: 181-182, 1991.
Révision du genre Deroplia Dejean, 1835.
Biocosme Mésogéen 110 13 (2): 23-64, 1996.