Pseudogaurotina excellens (Brancsik, 1874)
[= Gaurotes excellens (Brancsik, 1874)]

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: RHAGIINI

Pseudogaurotina excellens
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

The depicted beetles were collected on leaves of their host plant (black honeysuckle, Lonicera nigra) in Podbánské (Vysoké Tatry Mts., North Slovakia). The species is under a strict protection at present and can not be collected without breaking of the law!

Body length:9 - 16 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:June - July
Host plant:honeysuckle (Lonicera nigra, Lonicera tatarica)
Distribution:a very rare species endemic to the Carpathians (Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Rumania)

Re-mounted specimens (over 55 years old) collected by J.Lorenc, in M.Švarc collection.

Subfamilia: Lepturinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Rhagiini Kirby, 1837
Genus: Pseudogaurotina Plavilshtshikov, 1958
Species: Pseudogaurotina excellens (Brancsik, 1874)