Gracilia minuta (Fabricius, 1781)

Gracilia minuta
[Photo © Z.Hromádko]
Gracilia minuta
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Gracilia minuta is one of the smallest European longhorn beetles. In Europe it probably originates from the Mediterranean region but now it is spread throughout the continent. It is polyphagous in deciduous trees and shrubs and probably also in conifers (Abies cephalonica in Greece).

Body length:2.5 - 7 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:May - August
Host plant:broadly polyphagous in trees and shrubs
Distribution:West Palaearctics

The mounted beetle was collected in Perivoli (SW of Corfu Island, Greece), where it develops in Juglans regia. In Greece it is a native species.

Collected by M.Hoskovec

Gracilia minuta
[Photo © Z.Hromádko]

Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Graciliini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Gracilia Audinet-Serville, 1834
Species: Gracilia minuta (Fabricius, 1781)