Spondylis buprestoides (Linnaeus, 1758)


Spondylis buprestoides
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Body length:10 - 22 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:June - September
Host plant:pines (Pinus spp.)
Distribution:coniferous forests of West Palaearctic region

The beetle in the upper picture was collected and photographed in Brezno village near town Mlada Boleslav (Central Bohemia, Czech Republic) on a stump of a freshly felled pine tree (Pinus sylvestris). The beetle in the lower picture was photographed sitting on a bark of living pine tree (Pinus sylvestris) in Stromovka Park (Prague, Czech Republic)

Collected by M.Hoskovec.

Spondylis buprestoides
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Subfamilia: Spondylidinae Audinet-Serville, 1832
Tribus: Spondylidini Audinet-Serville, 1832
Genus: Spondylis Fabricius 1775
Species: Spondylis buprestoides (Linnaeus, 1758)