Tetropium gabrieli Weise, 1905

Subfamilia: SPONDYLIDINAE  /  Tribus: ASEMINI

Tetropium gabrieli
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Tetropium gabrieli is a species distributed in Central Europe and some adjacent areas like France, Germany, Great Britain, and Denmark. It is very common throughout Central Europe in planted larch woods. It develops in European larch (Larix decidua). Larvae feed under or in the bark of diseased or dying trees, in standing or fallen trunks and in thick branches. Tetropium gabrieli is a crepuscular nocturnal species.

Body length:8 - 18 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - August
Host plant:European larch (Larix decidua)

The beetles in the pictures were reared from the thick bark of a Larix decidua stump collected in Kl√°novice (Prague, Czech Republic).

Collected by M.Hoskovec

Subfamilia: Spondylidinae Audinet-Serville, 1832
Tribus: Asemini Thomson, 1860
Genus: Tetropium Kirby, 1837
Species: Tetropium gabrieli Weise, 1905