Spondylis buprestoides (Linnaeus, 1758)

Spondylis buprestoides
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

Body length:♂♂ 10 - 23 mm / ♀♀ 14 - 26 mm
Life cycle:3 years
Adults in:June - September
Host plant:polyphagous in coniferous trees, but strongly prefers pines (Pinus spp.), rarely in Picea, Abies and Larix
Distribution:coniferous forests of almost whole Palaearctic region from Portugal to Japan

The depicted beetle were photographed in Krušná hora ridge in Broumy Village environs (Beroun District, Central Bohemia, Czechia) on June 19, 2018 and in Zahořany village environs (Králův Dvůr, Beroun District, Central Bohemia, Czechia) on June 29, 2013.

Collected by Daniel Rydzi

Sláma M.E.F.:
Tesaříkovití – Cerambycidae České republiky a Slovenské republiky / Cerambycidae of the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic.
Milan Sláma private printing, Krhanice, 383pp [page 84], 1998 [ISBN: 80-238-2627-1]. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
Longicorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea) of Russia and adjacent countries. Part 1.
Higher School Consulting, Moscow, 550pp [pages 384-386], 2014. [download pdf icon]

Spondylis buprestoides
Spondylis buprestoides
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

SubfamiliaSpondylidinae Audinet-Serville, 1832
TribusSpondylidini Audinet-Serville, 1832
GenusSpondylis Fabricius 1775
SpeciesSpondylis buprestoides (Linnaeus, 1758)