Rutpela maculata (Poda, 1761)
[= Leptura maculata Poda, 1761]
[= Strangalia maculata (Poda, 1761)]

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: LEPTURINI

Rutpela maculata
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

This elegant species, a typical flower visitor, is one from the most common European longhorn beetles.

Body length:13 - 20 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:May - August
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees (Quercus, Fagus, Carpinus, Salix, Alnus, Populus, Betula, Corylus etc.
Distribution:Europe, Caucasus, Transcaucasia, North Iran, Turkey

The depicted beetles were collected and photographed on flowers (Apiaceae) in Jena (Thuringia, Germany).

Collected by M.Hoskovec

Rutpela maculata
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Subfamilia: Lepturinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Lepturini Latreille, 1802
Genus: Rutpela Nakane & Ohbayashi, 1959
Species: Rutpela maculata (Poda, 1761)