Drymochares cylindraceus (Faimaire, 1849)


Drymochares cylindraceus
[Photo © Adam Woźniak]

A rare species of the Iberian Peninsula. The larval development takes place in the underground parts of dead deciduous trees. The beetles are nocturnal, with secretive lifestyle.

Body length:♂♂ 14 - 16 mm / ♀♀ 17 - 23 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:June - August
Host plant:Quercus, Pyrenean broom (Cytisus oromediterraneus) [❖]
Distribution:Portugal, Spain

The depicted mounted beetles were collected by Josef Steinhofer in Salamanca environs (Salamanca province, Castile and León, Spain) in June 2015. Both specimens in the collection of Adam Woźniak.

Calvo Sanchez F.:
Drymochares cylindraceus (Fairmaire, 1849) en la Península Ibérica: contribución al conocimiento de su biología (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) .
Heteropterus Revista de Entomologia 1 (2): 17-23, 2001. [download pdf icon]

Sama G:
Revisione dei generi Saphanus Serville, 1834 e Drymochares Mulsant, 1847 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Saphanini).
Lambillionea 93 (3): 278-294, 1993.

Subfamilia: Spondylidinae Audinet-Serville, 1832
Tribus: Saphanini Gistel, 1856
Genus: Drymochares Mulsant, 1847
Species: Drymochares cylindraceus (Faimaire, 1849)