Oberea (Oberea) pupillata (Gyllenhal, 1817)

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI
Oberea pupillata
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]
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 depicted living specimen was photographed in Prague-Letňany (Central Bohemia, Czechia) on Myy 28, 2018. The mounted beetle was collected on a living honeysuckle (Lonicera sp.) in Dubeč (Prague suburban area, Central Bohemia, Czechia).

Collected by Daniel Rydzi and M.Hoskovec

Oberea pupillata
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusOberea Dejean, 1835
SubgenusOberea Dejean, 1835
SpeciesOberea (Oberea) pupillata (Gyllenhal, 1817)