Xylotrechus (Xylotrechus) arvicola (Olivier, 1795)
ssp. arvicola (Olivier, 1795)

Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE  /  Tribus: CLYTINI
Xylotrechus arvicola
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

Xylotrechus arvicola arvicola is a broadly distributed species (Europe, Caucasus, Transcaucasia, North Africa, Near East) and is quite common in Central Europe. It is broadly polyphagous in deciduous trees (Quercus, Carpinus, Fagus, Malus, Ulmus, Crataegus, Juglans, Populus, Tilia, Morus, Sorbus, Prunus, etc.). Larvae feed in dead wood of the hosts.

Body length:8 - 20 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:May - August
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees
Distribution:Europe, Russia, Caucasus, North Kazakhstan, Transcaucasia, Turkey, Near East, North Africa

The living specimen (DR) was photographed in Argelès-sur-Mer environs (Pyrénées-Orientales department, Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées, France) on June 20, 2018. The living beetles (PJ) in (and mounted beetle on the right) were reared from larvae collected in a relatively compact dead wood of trunks and thick branches of hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) near Nižbor village (Rejzek and Rebl; ❖), a locality situated in Central Bohemia (Czechia) in February 2013. The depicted living beetle (MH) (and mounted beetle on the left) was beaten from common walnut (Juglans regia) in orchards near Perivoli village (SW of Corfu Island, Greece) in May 1998.

Collected by Daniel Rydzi, Petr Jelínek and Michal Hoskovec

Rejzek M. and Rébl K.:
Cerambycidae of Křivoklátsko Biosphere Reserve (Central Bohemia) (Insecta: Coleoptera).
Mitteilungen des Internationalen Entomologischen Vereins e. V., Frankfurt a. Main, Supplement VI: 1–69, 1999.

Xylotrechus arvicola
[Photo © Michal Hoskovec]
Xylotrechus arvicola
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]
Xylotrechus arvicola
Xylotrechus arvicola
Xylotrechus arvicola
[Photo © Petr Jelínek]
Xylotrechus arvicola
[Photo © Michal Hoskovec, Fuji Superia 400 35 mm film scan]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusClytini Mulsant, 1839
GenusXylotrechus Chevrolat, 1860
SubgenusXylotrechus Chevrolat, 1860
SpeciesXylotrechus arvicola (Olivier, 1795)
SubspeciesXylotrechus (Xylotrechus) arvicola arvicola (Olivier, 1795)