Exocentrus (Exocentrus) lusitanus (Linnaeus, 1767)

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: EXOCENTRINI
Exocentrus lusitanus
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

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 beetle was photographed in Králův Dvůr - Zahořany (Beroun district, Central Bohemia, Czech Republic) on June 9, 2017.

Collected by Daniel Rydzi

Sláma M.E.F.:
Tesaříkovití – Cerambycidae České republiky a Slovenské republiky / Cerambycidae of the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic.
Milan Sláma private printing, Krhanice, 383pp [pages 307-308], 1998 [ISBN: 80-238-2627-1]. [download pdf icon]

Exocentrus lusitanus
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusExocentrini Pascoe, 1864
GenusExocentrus Dejean, 1835
SubgenusExocentrus Dejean, 1835
SpeciesExocentrus (Exocentrus) lusitanus (Linnaeus, 1767)