Gracilia minuta (Fabricius, 1781)


Gracilia minuta

[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing M.Hoskovec]

Gracilia minuta is one of the smallest European longhorn beetles. In Europe it probably originates from the Mediterranean region but now it is spread throughout the continent. It is polyphagous in deciduous trees and shrubs and probably also in conifers (Abies cephalonica in Greece).

Body length:2.5 - 7 mm
Life cycle:2 and more years
Adults in:May - August
Host plant:broadly polyphagous in trees and shrubs
Distribution:West Palaearctics

The mounted beetle were reared from larvae found in almond (Amygdalus) twigs collected in Senj environs (Lika-Senj county, Croatia) on May 24, 2014.

Collected by David Navrátil

Gracilia minuta
[Photo © Z.Hromádko]
Gracilia minuta
[Photo © Z.Hromádko]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusGraciliini Mulsant, 1839
GenusGracilia Audinet-Serville, 1834
SpeciesGracilia minuta (Fabricius, 1781)