Exocentrus (Exocentrus) lusitanus (Linnaeus, 1767)
/ Tribus: ACANTHOCININI
[Photo © F.Kovařík]
[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)