ssp. faber (Linnaeus, 1761)
Subfamilia: PRIONINAE / Tribus: ERGATINI
[Photo © Lech Kruszelnicki]
Larvae of this beautiful species, belonging among the the biggest European longhorn beetles, develop in tree stumps and fallen logs, mainly of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris). The adults are active around sunset and can be found from late July until late August-early September [❖].
Body length: 23 - 60 mm Life cycle: at least 3 years Adults in: July - September Host plant: coniferous trees, prefers pine (Pinus) Distribution: Central and South Europe, Caucasus, Turkey
The depicted mounted beetles were reared from larvae found in Boguchwałowice at Siewierz (Będzin County, Silesian Voivodeship) on April 17, 1996. The living specimens were founs and photographed in Louny environs (Czechia) on July 7, 2019.
Collected by Lech Kruszelnicki and photographed by Milan Lovětínský
Tesaříkovití – Cerambycidae České republiky a Slovenské republiky / Cerambycidae of the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic.
Milan Sláma private printing, Krhanice, 383pp [pages 62-65], 1998 [ISBN: 80-238-2627-1]. [download ]
Longicorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea) of Russia and adjacent countries. Part 1.
Higher School Consulting, Moscow, 550pp [pages 28-30], 2014. [download ]
Ergates faber faber ♂ [Photo © Milan Lovětínský]
Ergates faber faber ♀ [Photo © Milan Lovětínský]
|Subfamilia||Prioninae Latreille, 1802|
|Tribus||Ergatini Fairmaire, 1864|
|Genus||Ergates Audinet-Serville, 1832|
|Species||Ergates faber (Linnaeus, 1761)|
|Subspecies||Ergates faber faber (Linnaeus, 1761)|