Molorchus (Caenoptera) minor (Linnaeus, 1767)

Molorchus minor
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Molorchus minor is a very common European species developing in coniferous trees. The adults frequently visit flowers.

Body length:6 - 16 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:May - August
Host plant:polyphagous in coniferous trees (Picea, Abies)
Distribution:Europe, Russia, Caucasus, Transcaucasia, Turkey, Iran

The depicted male beetle was photographed on Norway spruce (Picea abies) log in Zbraslav (Prague, Central Bohemia, Czech Republic). The female was collected on Apiaceae flower in Broumy (Central Bohemia, Czech Republic).

Collected by M.Hoskovec

Molorchus minor
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Molorchini Mulsant, 1863
Genus: Molorchus Fabricius, 1793
Subgenus: Caenoptera Thomson, 1859
Species: Molorchus (Caenoptera) minor (Linnaeus, 1767)