Plagionotus arcuatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
ssp. arcuatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE  /  Tribus: CLYTINI

Plagionotus arcuatus arcuatus
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Plagionotus arcuatus arcuatus
[Photo © Udo Schmidt]

Plagionotus arcuatus arcuatus is a very common European species developing in a variety of deciduous trees. P. arcuatus arcuatus larvae feed subcortically in dead trunks and thick branches, then enter the sapwood where create hook-shaped pupal cells (usually 2-4 cm under sapwood surface, rarely 6-8 cm). Exceptionally larvae pupate in thick bark or under the bark. Pupation occurs in spring and adults can be observed running restless or mating on fallen trunks during sunny days from mid-spring to mid-summer [❖][▽].

Body length:8 - 20 mm
Life cycle:1 (2) years
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees (Quercus, Castanea, Fagus, Carpinus, Juglans, Prunus, Robinia, Vitis, Salix, etc.)
Distribution:Europe, Caucasus, Transcaucasia, North Africa, Turkey, North Iran

The living beetled in the pictured have been photographed in Prague-Jarov (Central Bohemia, Czechia) on May 23, 2016. The depicted mounted beetle was collected in Kasendorf environs (Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany) in summer 1972.

Collected by M.Hoskovec and Udo Schmidt

Sláma M.E.F.:
Tesaříkovití – Cerambycidae České republiky a Slovenské republiky / Cerambycidae of the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic.
Milan Sláma private printing, Krhanice, 383pp [pages 156-157], 1998 [ISBN: 80-238-2627-1]. [download pdf icon]

Vitali F.:
Atlas of the Insects of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg: Coleoptera, Cerambycidae.
Ferrantia, Musée national d’histoire naturelle, Luxembourg 79: 1-208 [pages 47-48], 2018. [download pdf icon]

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[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusClytini Mulsant, 1839
GenusPlagionotus Latreille, 1829
SpeciesPlagionotus arcuatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
SubspeciesPlagionotus arcuatus arcuatus (Linnaeus, 1758)