Tetropium fuscum is a relatively rare European Tetropium species developing in coniferous trees (Picea, Pinus). Larvae feed in dead wood
of the hosts. In Central Europe the species prefers spruces (Picea). Adults are crepuscular and nocturnal, but can easily be found on freshly felled trunks when
inspected the ground facing parts of the trunks [▿][✧]. A new subspecies, T. fuscum lapponicum, has been described from Finland by Milan E.F. Sláma in 2015 [✩].
|Body length:||♂♂ 7.5 - 15.0 mm / ♀♀ 8.0 - 19.0 mm|
|Life cycle:||1 year|
|Adults in:||June - July|
|Host plant:||coniferous trees (Picea, Pinus)|
|Distribution:||Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania,
Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, Kazakhstan|
The depicted mounted male beetle were collected in Pavlovskaya Sloboda (Павловская Слобода) village environs (Istrinsky district, Moscow oblast, Russia)
on June 25, 2012. The living beetles were photographed in in Žďárské vrchy (Bohemian-Moravian Highlands, Vysočina region, Czechia) on June 22, 2019 and in Kokořínský
důl Nature Reserve (Mělník district, Central Bohemia, Czechia) on June 12, 2015.
Collected by Kirill V. Makarov and Daniel Rydzi
Longicorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea) of Russia and adjacent countries. Part 1.
Higher School Consulting, Moscow, 550pp [pages 378-379], 2014.
Tesaříkovití – Cerambycidae České republiky a Slovenské republiky
[ Cerambycidae of the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic ]
Milan Sláma private printing, Krhanice, 383pp [pages 79-80], 1998 [ISBN: 80-238-2627-1].
Descriptions of new taxa from Europe and Southwest Asia (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Humanity space - International Almanac 4 (5): 1120-1133, 2015.