Pogonocherus (Pityphilus) ovatus (Goeze, 1777)

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: POGONOCHERINI
Pogonocherus ovatus
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Body length:3 - 6 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:whole year (overwintering as an adult)
Host plant:preferring silver fir (Abies alba), but also in deciduous trees (Castanea, Ulmus, Corylus)
Distribution:Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czechis, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland

The depicted beetle was collected in Broumy (Central Bohemia, Czechia) in winter. The adults were overwintering in bark crevices of a living silver fir (Abies alba).

Collected by M.Hoskovec

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Pogonocherini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Pogonocherus Dejean, 1821
Subgenus: Pityphilus Mulsant, 1862
Species: Pogonocherus (Pityphilus) fasciculatus (De Geer, 1775)
Subspecies: Pogonocherus (Pityphilus) ovatus (Goeze, 1777)