Acanthocinus (Acanthocinus) henschi Reitter, 1900
ssp. henschi Reitter, 1900

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: ACANTHOCININI
Acanthocinus henschi henschi
[Photo © Nikola Rahmé]

Acanthocinus henschi, a predominantly Balcan species distributed from South Austria and North-Eastern Italy to Greece, has been described from Bosnia as Acanthocinus (Astynomus) Henschi by Edmund Reitter in 1900 [❖]. Larvae of this very rare species develop in dying (or freshly dead) branches of coniferous trees, especially in pines (Pinus nigra), but reported was also from Picea. Adults, active from June to August, are crepuscular/nocturnal and can be found on the host trees.

Body length:7 - 12 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:June - August
Host plant:coniferous trees, but strongly prefers Pinus nigra
Distribution:Albania, Austria, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Italy, Greece, Macedonia, Slovenia

The depicted beetle was collected in Croatia in July 2019.

Collected by Nikola Rahmé

Reitter E.:
Eine neue Art der Coleopteren-Gattung Acanthocinus aus Bosnien.
Wiener Entomologische Zeitung 19 (6-7): 177-178, 1900. [download pdf icon]

Acanthocinus henschi henschi
[Photo © Nikola Rahmé]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus Acanthocinini Blanchard, 1845
GenusAcanthocinus Dejean, 1821
SubgenusAcanthocinus Dejean, 1821
SpeciesAcanthocinus (Acanthocinus) henschi Reitter, 1900
SubspeciesAcanthocinus (Acanthocinus) henschi henschi Reitter, 1900