Stenopterus ater (Linnaeus, 1767)

Stenopterus ater
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]
Body length:6 - 14 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:June - August
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees (Pistacia, Ceratonia, Ostrya, Carpinus, Ulmus, Prunus etc.)
Distribution:South Europe, North Africa, Crimea

The depicted mounted beetles were collected on flowers (Apiaceae) in Torre del Orso (Puglia prov., SE Italy). The living specimen was reared from a larva found in a dead Ficus carica collected in Az Zintan (Lybia, Jabal Nefusah).

Collected by M.Hoskovec and Jean-Claude Ringenbach

Stenopterus ater
Stenopterus ater
[Photo © Jean-Claude Ringenbach]

Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Stenopterini Fairmaire, 1868
Genus: Stenopterus Illiger, 1804
Species: Stenopterus ater (Linnaeus, 1767)