ssp. tomentosum Lucas, 1854
Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE / Tribus: ACHRYSONINI
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]
Icosium tomentosum is a circummediterranean species represented by two distinct subspecies: tomentosum Lucas, 1854 and atticum Ganglbauer, 1881. Atticum is mainly an East Mediterranean subspecies occurring in Turkey, Balcan Peninsula and reaching South France in the West. Both subspecies develop in various Cupressaceae (Juniperus, Cupressus, Thuja, Callitrix, Tetraclinis, etc.). Larvae first feed under bark and later enter the wood of recently dead or moribund hosts. The adults are nocturnal and frequently come to light.
Body length: 8 - 16 mm Life cycle: 2 years Adults in: June - August Host plant: oligophagous in various Cupressaceae Distribution: South-West Europe and North Africa
The depicted beetles were reared from larvae collected in Sardinia (Italy).
Collected by M.Rejzek
Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Achrysonini Lacordaire, 1869
Genus: Icosium Lucas, 1854
Species: Icosium tomentosum Lucas, 1854
Subspecies: Icosium tomentosum tomentosum Lucas, 1854