Herophila tristis (Linnaeus, 1767)
ssp. tristis (Linnaeus, 1767)

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: PHRISSOMINI
Herophila tristis tristis
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]
Body length:13 - 26 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:March - July
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees and herbaceous plants
Distribution:Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Corsica, Croatia, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Sardinia, Serbia, Sicily, Slovenia, Turkey


The beetles in these pictures were collected on a stump of common walnut (Juglans regia) near Perivoli village (SW of Corfu Island, Greece).

Collected by M.Hoskovec


Herophila tristis tristis
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]
Herophila tristis tristis
Herophila tristis tristis
[Photo © Karel Hodek]
Melanic form of Herophila tristis, with almost imperceptible elytral spots, is relatively common in higher elevations of central and north Peloponnese (Greece) mountain systems (Aroania, Kyllini, Menalo and Oligyrtos Mts. ranges). The depicted beetles were photographed by our friend Karel Hodek in Vitina environs (1500 m, Menalo Mts. range).

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Phrissomini Thomson, 1860
Genus: Herophila Mulsant, 1863
Species: Herophila tristis (Linnaeus, 1767)
Subspecies: Herophila tristis tristis (Linnaeus, 1767)