Semanotus russicus (Fabricius, 1776)


Semanotus russicus
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Semanotus russicus is distributed in Europe (South-East and Central Europe), North Africa, Turkey, and Transcaucasia. It develops in conifers (Juniperus, Cedrus). Larvae feed under bark of dying or dead branches and trunks.

Body length:7 - 18 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:February - June
Host plant:conifers (Juniperus, Cedrus)
Distribution:South-East and Central Europe, North Africa, Turkey, and Transcaucasia

The depicted beetles were reared from larvae found in a dying juniper (Juniperus communis) trunk. The larvae were collected in Gradac (South Dalmatia, Croatia).

Collected by M.Hoskovec

Semanotus russicus
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Callidiini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Semanotus Mulsant, 1839
Species: Semanotus russicus (Fabricius, 1776)