This rare Pogonocherus species, recently discovered also in Czechia,
has so far only been known from Austria and South-East Europe. It develops in dead fir (Abies sp.) branches.
P. eugeniae was described from Austria by Ludwig Ganglbauer in 1891 [▽].
|Body length:||7 - 9 mm|
|Life cycle:||1-2 years|
|Adults in:||May - July|
|Host plant:||conifers: prefers Abies, rare records in Pinus.|
|Distribution:||Albania, Austria, Bosnia Herzegovina, Croatia, Czechia, Greece, Italy, Romania|
The depicted mounted beetle was reared from larva developing in Abies cephalonica twig found in Arachova environs (1660 m a.s.l., Parnass Mts., Biotia, Greece) on May 24.-25, 2018.
The living specimen was reared from larva feeding in the fir (Abies alba) branch found in Adamov environs (South Moravia, Czechia).
Collected by David Navrátil and P.Jelínek
Zwei neue Pogonochaerus-Arten.
Wiener Entomologische Zeitung 10 (4): 131-132, 1891.