Pogonocherus (Pogonocherus) hispidulus (Piller et Mitterpacher, 1783)

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: POGONOCHERINI
Pogonocherus hispidulus
[Photo © Milan Lovětínský]
Pogonocherus hispidulus
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Pogonocherus hispidulus is a quite abundant and widespread species in Europe, developing in a wide range of deciduous trees and shrubs. Development under the bark of weak, weakened and freshly dead branches and twigs. The larvae feed under the bark, at an advanced stage of development they also consume a surface layer of sapwood and plug the galleries with smaller wood shavings. To pupate, the larva forms a hooked, often just oblique oriented pupal cell below the wood surface. Life-cycle 2 years, adults can be beaten from dry branches and brushwood from April to August.

Body length:5 - 9 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:April - August
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees and bushes (Frangula, Alnus, Betula, Salix, Corylus, Malus, Carpinus, Quercus, Euonymus, Malus, Amelanchier, Viburnum, Fagus, Crataegus, Sambucus, Juglans, Viscum)
Distribution:Europe, Caucasus, Russia, Near East, Turkey


The depicted living beetle was reared from a larva found in a dead twig of mistletoe (Viscum album) in Křivoklátsko Protected Landscape Area (Central Bohemia, Czechia). The mounted female beetle was captured in Manakhino railway station environs (Istrinsky district, Moscow Oblast, Central Federal District, Russsia) on May 9, 2019.

Collected by Miroslav Polcar and E. Shankhiza


Pogonocherus hispidulus
Pogonocherus hispidulus
Pogonocherus hispidulus
[Photo © Milan Lovětínský]


 
SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusPogonocherini Mulsant, 1839
GenusPogonocherus Dejean, 1821
SubgenusPogonocherus Dejean, 1821
SpeciesPogonocherus (Pogonocherus) hispidulus (Piller et Mitterpacher, 1783)