Nathrius brevipennis (Mulsant, 1839)
[= Leptidea brevipennis
/ Tribus: PSEBIINI
[Photo © David Navrátil]
This tiny Cerambycid seems to occur naturally only in South Europe, records from Central, Western and North Europe are probably based on introduced specimens (mostly with wickerwork
articles). Larvae feed first under bark, later in the wood of thin branches and twigs in 2 year life-cycle. Pupation in spring in the wood.
|Body length:||3 - 6 mm|
|Life cycle:||2 years|
|Adults in:||April - August|
|Host plant:||polyphagous in many taxa of deciduous trees (Castanea, Ficus, Ulmus, Juglans, Quercus, Amygdalus, Corylus,
Salix, Pistacia, Robinia...)|
|Distribution:||Europe, North Africa, Turkey, Kazakhstan|
The depicted beetle was reared from larva feeding in Amygdalus twig found in Senj (47 m a.s.l., Lika-Senj county, Croatia) on May 24, 2014.
Collected by David Navrátil
Sláma M.E.F. and Berger P.:
Contribution to the knowledge of the genus Nathrius Brethes, 1916, with the description of N. cypericus n. sp. from Cyprus (Coleoptera : Cerambycidae).
Biocosme Mésogéen 23 (2): 55-65, 2006
Taxonomic remarks on some west-palaearctic longhorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) and description of a new subspecies.
Biocosme Mésogéen 32 (1-2): 33-50, 2015
Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Psebiini Lacordaire, 1869
Genus: Nathrius Brèthes, 1916
Species: Nathrius brevipennis (Mulsant, 1839)