Herophila tristis (Linnaeus, 1767)
ssp. tristis (Linnaeus, 1767)

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: LAMIINI
Herophila tristis tristis
[Photo © Michal Hoskovec]

Herophila tristis, a beautiful, striking and relatively widespread southern European species, has been described from Montpellier (France) environs as Cerambyx tristis by Carl Linné in 1767 [❖].

Body length:13 - 26 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:March - July
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees and herbaceous plants
Distribution:Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Corsica, Croatia, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Sardinia, Serbia, Sicily, Slovenia, Turkey

The depicted mounted beetle was collected on a stump of common walnut (Juglans regia) near Perivoli village (SW of Corfu Island, Greece) in June 1998. The living specimens were collected in Daras (Δάρας) village environs (Levidi municipal unit, Tripoli, Arcadia regional unit, Peloponnese, Greece) on May 26, 2021 and in Acrocorinth (Ακροκόρινθος) castle environs (Corinth, Corinthia regional unit, Peloponnese, Greece) on May 19, 2022.

Collected by Michal Hoskovec and Daniel Rydzi

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

Herophila tristis tristis
Herophila tristis tristis
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusLamiini Latreille, 1825
GenusHerophila Mulsant, 1863
SpeciesHerophila tristis (Linnaeus, 1767)
SubspeciesHerophila tristis tristis (Linnaeus, 1767)