Oberea (Oberea) pedemontana Chevrolat, 1856

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: OBEREINI
Oberea pedemontana
[Photo © P.Jelínek]
Body length:11 - 15 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:June - July
Host plant:buckthorn (Rhamnus frangula)
Distribution:Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Italy, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia

This interesting beetle was collected in Bács-Kiskun county (Hungary). The pictures show an adult sitting on a buckthorn (Rhamnus frangula) leaf and two freshly hatched adults in pupal cells build in the wood of the host.

Collected by Nikola Rahme and Petr Jelínek

Baronio P., Marini M. and Sama G.:
Studi su Oberea pedemontana Chevrolat 1856.
Monti e Boschi 39 (5): 45-52, 1988. [download pdf icon]

Oberea pedemontana
[Photo © Nikola Rahme]
Oberea pedemontana
Oberea pedemontana
[Photo © Nikola Rahme]

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Obereini Thomson, 1864
Genus: Oberea Dejean, 1835
Subgenus: Oberea Dejean, 1835
Species: Oberea (Oberea) pedemontana Chevrolat, 1856