Callimus (Callimus) angulatus (Schrank, 1789)
ssp. angulatus (Schrank, 1789)
[= Callimellum angulatum (Schrank, 1789)]

Callimus angulatus angulatus
[Photo © Milan Lovětínský]

Callimus angulatus angulatus, a broadly distributed xerophilic species known from warmer regions of Europe, Maghreb, Near East, Caucasus/Transcaucaisa, Turkey and Iran, has been described from Franz de Paula von Schrank in 1789 [▽]. C. angulatus angulatus is developing in freshly dead wood of thinner branches of deciduous trees about 2-8 cm in diameter. The larva begins feeding under the bark and then continues into the wood. According to laboratory breeding, the development time is 1-2 years. Pupation in late summer or autumn, adults hatch after a few weeks and hibernate in the pupal cells. Adults emerge from late April to June and can be beaten from the branches/leaves of the host trees or found on flowers (Crataegus, Rosa, Apiaceae, etc.) [✯].

Body length:7 - 10 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:March - July
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees (Quercus, Fagus, Carpinus, Fraxinus, Crataegus, Ficus, Zelkova, Ostrya)
Distribution:Algeria, Morocco, Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia (Bohemia, Moravia), France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, North Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Syria, Turkey, Turkmenistan

The depicted living beetles were: (MP/ML) - reared from larva found in a dead oak branch (Quercus robur) in Křivoklátsko Protected Landscape Area (Central Bohemia, Czechia) in winter 2020; (NR) - collected on flowers in Hungary on April 27, 2014; (PJ) - collected on flowers in Galičica National park (Ohrid, North Macedonia) in May 2013.

Collected by Miroslav Polcar, Nikola Rahmé and Petr Jelínek

de Paula von Schrank F.:
Entomologische Beobachtungen.
Der Naturforscher 24: 60-90, 1789. [download pdf icon]

Sláma M.E.F.:
Tesaříkovití – Cerambycidae České republiky a Slovenské republiky / Cerambycidae of the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic.
Milan Sláma private printing, Krhanice, 383pp [pages 117-118], 1998 [ISBN: 80-238-2627-1]. [download pdf icon]

Callimus angulatus angulatus
Callimus angulatus angulatus
[Photo © Nikola Rahmé]
Callimus angulatus angulatus
Callimus angulatus angulatus
Callimus angulatus angulatus
[Photo © Milan Lovětínský]
Callimus angulatus angulatus
[Photo © Petr Jelínek]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusHyboderini Linsley, 1940
GenusCallimus Mulsant, 1846
SubgenusCallimus Mulsant, 1846
SpeciesCallimus (Callimus) angulatus (Schrank, 1789)
SubspeciesCallimus (Callimus) angulatus angulatus (Schrank, 1789)