Oberea (Oberea) pupillata (Gyllenhal, 1817)

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

A sub-mountainous species developing in living branches of honeysuckle (Lonicera sp.) shrubs. The species used to be more rare in Czechia in the past, but it has found an alternative habitat in parks and hedges where honeysuckle shrubs are frequently grown for decorative purposes. Here, it sometimes occurs on mass (Prague for example). The adults are sitting on leaves of the host.

Body length:13 - 18 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:May - September
Host plant:honeysuckle (Lonicera spp,)
Distribution:Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine

The beetles in the picture were collected on a living honeysuckle (Lonicera sp.) in Dubeč (Prague suburban area, Czechia).

Collected by M.Hoskovec

Oberea pupillata
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Obereini Thomson, 1864
Genus: Oberea Dejean, 1835
Subgenus: Oberea Dejean, 1835
Species: Oberea (Oberea) pupillata (Gyllenhal, 1817)