Pedostrangalia (Neosphenalia) verticalis (Germar, 1822)
[= Strangalia verticalis Germar, 1822]

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: LEPTURINI
Pedostrangalia verticalis
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

Pedostrangalia verticalis, a common flower visitor distributed predominantly in Balcan countries, has been described from Dalmatia (Croatia) as Leptura verticalis by Ernst Friedrich Germar in 1822 [✧]. Biology of the species is still unknown, but larval development probably occurs in decaying wood of deciduous trees. Adults, active from May to July, are diurnal and anthophilous [❖].

Body length:♂♂ 10 - 14.5 mm / ♀♀ 12 - 15 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees
Distribution:Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, Romania, Slovenia, European part of Turkey


The depicted beetle was collected on flowers in Kelefa (Κελεφά) village environs (East Mani municipality, Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece) on May 30, 2021.

Collected by Daniel Rydzi


[✧]
Germar E.F.:
Augusti Ahrensii Fauna Insectorum Europae.
Fauna Insectorum Europae 5: 1-25. Halae impensis C. A. Kümmelii, 1822. [download pdf icon]

[❖]
Danilevsky M.L.:
Longicorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea) of Russia and adjacent countries. Part 1.
Higher School Consulting, Moscow, 550pp [pages 299-300], 2014. [download pdf icon]


Pedostrangalia verticalis
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]


 
SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusLepturini Latreille, 1802
GenusPedostrangalia Sokolov, 1897
SubgenusNeosphenalia Löbl, 2010
SpeciesPedostrangalia (Neosphenalia) verticalis (Germar, 1822)