Certallum ebulinum (Linnaeus, 1767)
[= Cartallum ebulinum (Linnaeus, 1767)]
[= Cartallum ruficolle (Fabricius, 1781)]


Certallum ebulinum
[Photo © Kirill V. Makarov]

Certallum ebulinum, a relatively common species with a large area of distribution from Iran through the Caucasus, the Middle East to the Western Mediterranean, has been described from "Gallia" as Cerambyx ebulinus by Carl Linné in 1767 [❖]. C. ebulinum is very variable species in terms of coloration of pronotum and elytra. Its larvae develop in stalks and roots of herbaceous plants, Brassicaceae family species are preferred (Sinapis, Eruca, Erysinum, Sisymbrium, etc.). Adults, active from April to June, are diurnal and anthophilous.

Body length:5 - 12 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:March - July
Host plant:polyphagous in herbaceous plants, prefers Brassicaceae (Sinapis, Eruca, Erysinum, Sisymbrium)
Distribution:Bulgaria, Mediterranean region, Near East, Turkey, Iran, Caucasus/Transcaucasia

The depicted mounted beetles were collected on flowers in Poylu village environs (Agstafa rayon, Azerbaijan) on May 17-21, 2012. The living specimen was collected in Kasristskali (კასრისწყალი) village environs (NP Vashlovani, Tskaro district, Kakheti Region, Eastern Georgia) on May 12-14, 2016.

Collected by Nataly Snegovaya and Petr Jelínek

Linné C.:
Systema Naturæ.
Editio Duodecima Reformata, Laurent Salvius, Holmiæ 1 (2): 533-1327, 1767. [download pdf icon]

Certallum ebulinum
[Photo © Petr Jelínek]

Certallum ebulinum
Certallum ebulinum
[Photo © Petr Jelínek]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusCertallini Faimaire, 1864
GenusCertallum Dejean, 1821
SpeciesCertallum ebulinum (Linnaeus, 1767)