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

Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE  /  Tribus: CLYTINI

Xylotrechus arvicola
[Photo © P.Jelínek]

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 beetles in the first four pictures (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).

Collected by M.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 © M.Hoskovec]
Xylotrechus arvicola
Xylotrechus arvicola
[Photo © P.Jelínek]
Xylotrechus arvicola
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

The beetle in this picture (and mounted beetle on the left) was beaten from common walnut (Juglans regia) in orchards near Perivoli village (SW of Corfu Island, Greece).

Collected by M.Hoskovec.

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