Prinobius myardi Mulsant, 1842
ssp. myardi Mulsant, 1842
[= Macrotoma scutellaris (Germar, 1817)]

Subfamilia: PRIONINAE  /  Tribus: MACROTOMINI

Prinobius myardi myardi
[Photo © Lech Kruszelnicki]

Prinobius myardi myardi, a nominotypical subspecies known from France, Spain and Portugal only, has been described from Corsica by Étienne Mulsant in 1842. Larvae of this polyphagous prionin develops in dead trunks (or branches of a larger diameter) of plethora of deciduos trees. Life cycle at least 3 years. Adults, active from June to September, are crepuscular/nocturnal and can be attracted by light.

The unclear taxonomic situation within the taxon P. myardi is still debatable and confirmation of the existence/validity of the 5 known subspecies [✧] probably needs further research.

Body length:30 - 50 mm
Life cycle:at least 3 years
Adults in:June - September
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees
Distribution:France, Portugal, Spain

The depicted mounted beetle was collected in Spain.

Mulsant É.:
Description de deux espèces nouvelles de Longicornes.
Annales des Sciences Physiques et Naturelles d'Agriculture et d'Industrie, Lyon 5: 207-210, 1842.

Danilevsky M.L.:
Longicorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea) of Russia and adjacent countries. Part 1.
Higher School Consulting, Moscow, 550pp [pages 31-33], 2014. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaPrioninae Latreille, 1802
TribusMacrotomini J. Thomson, 1861
GenusPrinobius Mulsant, 1842
SpeciesPrinobius myardi Mulsant, 1842
SubspeciesPrinobius myardi myardi Mulsant, 1842