Saphanus piceus (Laicharting, 1784)
ssp. ganglbaueri Brancsik, 1886


Saphanus piceus ganglbaueri
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Body length:13 - 19 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous and coniferous trees
Distribution:Balcan peninsula

The depicted beetle was collected under a fallen hazel (Corylus avellana) trunk in Bukovac (Stara Planina Mts., Bulgaria).

Collected by Oldřich Hovorka

Subfamilia: Spondylidinae Audinet-Serville, 1832
Tribus: Saphanini Gistel, 1856
Genus: Saphanus Audinet-Serville, 1834
Species: Saphanus piceus (Laicharting, 1784)
Subspecies: Saphanus piceus ganglbaueri Brancsik, 1886