Tetrops praeustus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: TETROPINI
Tetrops praeustus
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]
Tetrops praeustus
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

This little Cerambycid develops in a variety of broadleaf trees and shrubs (especially in Rosaceae - Malus, Pyrus, Rosa, Crataegus etc.). In Central Europe it is a very common species and it is possible to collect it by beating from leaves of the host plants.

Body length:3 - 6 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:April - July
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees
Distribution:Algeria, Europe, Russia, Syria, Turkey

The depicted beetles were beaten from dying branches of an old apple tree (Malus) near Perivoli village (SW of Corfu Island, Greece).

Collected by M.Hoskovec

Özdikmen H. and Turgut S.:
The genus Tetrops Stephens, 1829 with a new subspecies, Tetrops praeustus anatolicus ssp. n. from Turkey (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae).
Munis Entomology & Zoology 3 (2): 621-635, 2008. [download pdf icon]

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Tetropini Planet, 1924
Genus: Tetrops Kirby, 1826
Species: Tetrops praeustus (Linnaeus, 1758)