Phymatodes (Poecilium) alni (Linnaeus, 1767)
ssp. alni (Linnaeus, 1767)


Phymatodes alni alni
[Photo © David Navrátil]

Body length:3 - 5 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:April - June
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees, but prefers oak (Quercus)
Distribution:Europe, Turkey, Caucaus, Kazakhstan

The mounted beetle (common red form) was captured in Pouzdřany environs (South Moravia, Czechia) on May 14, 2004. The mounted rare black form of P. alni alni was reared from larva feeding in oak twig found in Agioi Theodoroi environs (730 m a.s.l., West Macedonia, Greece) in May 2016. The depicted living beetle (red form) was reared from a larva found in a dead twig of Quercus frainetto found near Posat village (SW Bulgaria, Maleshevska Planina Mts.).

Collected by David Navrátil and D. Doychev

Phymatodes alni alni
[Photo © Georgi Georgiev]

Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Callidiini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Phymatodes Mulsant, 1839
Subgenus: Poecilium Fairmaire, 1864
Species: Phymatodes (Poecilium) alni (Linnaeus, 1767)
Subspecies: Phymatodes (Poecilium) alni alni (Linnaeus, 1767)