Phymatodes (Phymatodes) testaceus (Linnaeus, 1758)


Phymatodes testaceus
[Photo © Jean-Yves Rasplus]

Body length:6 - 18 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees, but prefers oak (Quercus)
Distribution:Europe, Caucaus, Transcaucasia, North Africa, Turkey, Near East

Mounted beetles: The depicted male was collected on an oak log near Zbečno (Central Bohemia, Czech Republic) and the female was attracted to light in Karadut village (Nemrut Dagi National Park, Adiyaman prov., Anatolia, SE Turkey).

The living beetle was collected in Saint-Martin-de-Londres (Hérault, France).

Collected by M.Hoskovec and by our friend Jean-Yves Rasplus

Phymatodes testaceus
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Callidiini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Phymatodes Mulsant, 1839
Subgenus: Phymatodes Mulsant, 1839
Species: Phymatodes (Phymatodes) testaceus (Linnaeus, 1758)