Exocentrus (Exocentrus) lusitanus (Linnaeus, 1767)

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: ACANTHOCININI
Exocentrus lusitanus
[Photo © F.Kovařík]
Exocentrus lusitanus
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Exocentrus lusitanus is a common species distributed in Europe (continental part) and the West of the European part of the former Soviet Union. It develops in broadleaf trees, mainly in lime (Tilia), only occasionally in hazel (Corylus). Larvae feed under bark and in the wood of dead, dry branches and twigs.

Body length:3.5 - 6 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:May - August
Host plant:lime (Tilia), only occasionally in hazel (Corylus)
Distribution: Europe, Western Russia

The depicted beetles were reared from a tiny dead twig of a lime (Tilia sp.) found in Dymokury (Central Bohemia, Czech Republic).

Collected by M.Hoskovec

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Acanthocinini Blanchard, 1845
Genus: Exocentrus Dejean, 1835
Subgenus: Exocentrus Dejean, 1835
Species: Exocentrus (Exocentrus) lusitanus (Linnaeus, 1767)