[= Judolia cerambyciformis (Schrank, 1781)]
Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE / Tribus: LEPTURINI
[Photo © Nikola Rahmé]
Pachytodes cerambyciformis, one of the most common and widespread European longhorn beetles often found on flowers, has ben described from Ötscher Mt. environs (Austria) as Leptura Cerambyciformis by Franz von Paula Schrank in 1781 [✧]. P. cerambyciformis larvae develop in exposed rotten roots of both deciduous and coniferous trees (Fagaceae, Salicaceae and Pinaceae). Pupation occurs in a thin earth cocoon in the soil or in bark. Life-cycle two years. Adults, active from May to early August, are diurnal and anthophilous [❖][✮].
Body length: ♂♂ 6.5 - 11 mm / ♀♀ 7 - 13 mm Life cycle: 2 years Adults in: May - August Host plant: polyphagous in deciduous and coniferous trees (Castanea, Quercus, Betula, Carpinus, Salix, Populus, Abies, Picea, Pinus etc.) Distribution: Europe except North, Turkey, Caucasus, Transcaucasia
The depicted beetles were collected in: (DR) - Nemojov solitary settlement environs (1.5 km W of Počátky, Pelhřimov district, Vysočina region, Czechia) on June 15, 2019; (ML) - Broumy village environs (Křivoklátsko Protected Landscape Area, Rakovník district, Central Bohemia, Czechia) on May 28, 2022; (NR) - Nagykovácsi village environs (Budakeszi district, Pest county, Hungary) on May 25, 2013.
Collected by Nikola Rahmé, Miroslav Polcar and Daniel Rydzi
von Paula Schrank F.:
Enumeratio Insectorum Austriae indigenorum.
August Vindelicorum, Klett & Franck: i-xxii + 548pp, 1781. [download ]
Tesaříkovití – Cerambycidae České republiky a Slovenské republiky / Cerambycidae of the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic.
Milan Sláma private printing, Krhanice, 383pp [pages 234-235], 1998 [ISBN: 80-238-2627-1]. [download ]
Atlas of the Insects of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg: Coleoptera, Cerambycidae.
Ferrantia, Musée national d’histoire naturelle, Luxembourg 79: 208pp [pages 93-94], 2018. [download ]
[Photo © Milan Lovětínský]
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]
|Subfamilia||Lepturinae Latreille, 1802|
|Tribus||Lepturini Latreille, 1804|
|Genus||Pachytodes Pic, 1891|
|Species||Pachytodes cerambyciformis (Schrank, 1781)|