Oberea (Oberea) oculata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: OBEREINI
Oberea oculata
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

This common species develops in living branches of Salix caprea (but also other broadleaf trees) and the adults are found on leaves of the host trees.

Body length:15 - 21 mm
Life cycle:1 - 3 years
Adults in:June - September
Host plant:willows (Salix spp.)
Distribution:West Palaearctic

The beetle in the upper picture was collected in Kost village (Central Bohemia, Czechia) on leaves of goat willow (Salix caprea). The beetle on the lower picture was collected in Volx (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France).

Collected by M.Hoskovec and Jean-Yves Rasplus

Oberea oculata
[Photo © Jean-Yves Rasplus]

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Obereini Thomson, 1864
Genus: Oberea Dejean, 1835
Subgenus: Oberea Dejean, 1835
Species: Oberea (Oberea) oculata (Linnaeus, 1758)