Ropalopus (Ropalopus) ungaricus (Herbst, 1784)
ssp. insubricus (Germar, 1824)

Ropalopus ungaricus insubricus
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]
Ropalopus ungaricus insubricus
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Body length:16 - 30 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:May - August
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees
Distribution:SE and SW Europe, North Africa

The living beetle was reared from a larva collected in South France. The mounted beetle was collected in Ropotamo (South Bulgaria).

Collected by M.Rejzek and J.Vlasák

The taxonomic Gordian knot of the Ropalopus ungaricus/insubricus group was elegantly cut by our Polish friends (Lech KARPIŃSKI, Wojciech T. SZCZEPAŃSKI and Lech KRUSZELNICKI) in their latest brilliant publication:

Karpiński L., Szczepański W.T. & Kruszelnicki L.:
Revision of the Ropalopus ungaricus/insubricus group (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Callidiini) from the western Palaearctic region.
Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society XX: 1–41, 2020.

Ropalopus ungaricus insubricus
Ropalopus ungaricus insubricus
Ropalopus ungaricus insubricus
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Callidiini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Ropalopus Mulsant, 1839
Subgenus: Ropalopus Mulsant, 1839
Species: Ropalopus (Ropalopus) ungaricus (Herbst, 1784)
Subpecies: Ropalopus (Ropalopus) ungaricus insubricus (Germar, 1824)