Oberea (Oberea) linearis (Linnaeus, 1761)

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: OBEREINI
Oberea linearis
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]
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, Turkey

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). The living beetle was beaten from leaves of hazel (Corylus avellana) in Srbsko (Central Bohemia, Czech Republic) on May 8, 2003.

Collected by M.Hoskovec

Similarly to most (if not all) of other Lamiinae, Oberea linearis feeds to sexually maturate. Adults of this species feed on lateral veins of young hazel leaves, creating a typical pattern.

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

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Obereini Thomson, 1864
Genus: Oberea Dejean, 1835
Subgenus: Oberea Dejean, 1835
Species: Oberea (Oberea) linearis (Linnaeus, 1761)