Oberea (Oberea) linearis (Linnaeus, 1761)

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI
Oberea linearis
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

Oberea linearis has been described from Sweden as Cerambyx linearis by Carl Linné in 1761 [❖]. O. linearis, an Euro-Turanian species widespread from the Northern half of Iberian Peninsula to Southern Urals, inhabits the mesophilic broadleaf forest zone (rarefying northwards and southwards). Larvae develop in living twigs of broadleaf trees, preferring hazels (Corylus avellana) in the Central Europe. Life-cycle 2 years. Adults, active from May to July, can be found and beaten from the host trees [▿]. More about biology of the species in the dedicated page.

Body length:11 - 15 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:Corylus avellana, Carpinus betulus, Ulmus spp., Juglans regia, Ostrya carpinifolia
Distribution:Europe, Russia, Caucasus, Iran, Turkey

The living beetle was found in Tetín village environs (Beroun district, Central Bohemia, Czechia ) on May 21, 2019. The depicted mounted beetles were beaten from leaves of common walnut tree (Juglans regia) in neglected old gardens near Perivoli village (SW of Corfu Island, Greece).

Collected by Daniel Rydzi and M.Hoskovec

Linné C.:
Fauna Svecica sistens Animalia Sueciæ Regni : Mammalia, Aves, Amphibia, Pisces, Insecta, Vermes. Distributa per Classes & Ordines, Genera & Species, cum Differentiis Specierum, Synonymis Auctorum, Nominibus Incolarum, Locis Natalium Descriptionibus Insectorum.
Sumtu & Literis Direct, Laurentii Salvii, Stockholmiæ [1760]: i-xlvi + 578pp, 1761. [download pdf icon]

Vitali F.:
Atlas of the Insects of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg: Coleoptera, Cerambycidae.
Ferrantia, Musée national d’histoire naturelle, Luxembourg 79: 1-208 [pages 130-132], 2018. [download pdf icon]

Sláma M.E.F.:
Tesaříkovití – Cerambycidae České republiky a Slovenské republiky / Cerambycidae of the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic.
Milan Sláma private printing, Krhanice, 383pp [page 326], 1998 [ISBN: 80-238-2627-1]. [download pdf icon]

Oberea linearis
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]
Oberea linearis
Oberea linearis
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusOberea Dejean, 1835
SubgenusOberea Dejean, 1835
SpeciesOberea (Oberea) linearis (Linnaeus, 1761)