Pedostrangalia (Pedostrangalia) imperbis (Ménétriés, 1832)

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: LEPTURINI

Pedostrangalia imperbis
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

The biology of this species is identical to Pedostrangalia revestita (Linnaeus, 1767). The larval substrate comprises dead, moisture rich dark red wood in contact with living tissue of deciduous trees.

Body length:10 - 16 mm
Life cycle:2 years [?]
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees
Distribution:south coast of Caspian Sea, from Azerbaidjan through North Iran to Kopet-Dag

The beetle in the picture was collected together with several larvae in Quercus in Golestan forest 45 km NE Minudast (prov. Khorasan, North Iran).

Collected by M.Rejzek

Subfamilia: Lepturinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Lepturini Latreille, 1802
Genus: Pedostrangalia Sokolov, 1897
Subgenus: Pedostrangalia Sokolov, 1897
Species: Pedostrangalia (Pedostrangalia) imperbis (Ménétriés, 1832)