Lioderina linearis (Hampe, 1870)
[= Callidium lineare Hampe, 1870]

Lioderina linearis
[Photo © Nikola Rahmé]

Lioderina linearis, a South-East European species reaching Central Europe in its northern borders of occurence (Austria, Hungary, Slovakia), has been described from Corfu island (Greece) as Callidium lineare by Clemens Hampe in 1871 [▽]. The species was considered, especially in Central Europe, an absolute rarity by entomologists and collectors for decades. However, after clarifying its biology, it was found that the taxon is relatively common in South-Eastern Europe, but it is a nocturnal species with a hidden way of life. L. linearis develops in dying of freshly dead thin twigs of the suitable host trees, especially in Prunus species. Life-cycle 2 years. Larval development was in detail described in work of Onřej Sabol published in 2000 [✧]. Adults, active from late May to early August, are crepuscular/nocturnal. During daylight they can be beaten from the host tree branches and at night collected using light traps [❖].

Body length:6 - 8 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:late May - early August
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees (Prunus spp., Pyrus, Juglans regia and Acer undulatum [✧]), also reported from Abies cephalonica.
Distribution:Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Macedonia, Slovakia, Romania, Turkey

The depicted living beetle was photographed in Hungary on July 27, 2013

Collected by Nikola Rahmé

Hampe C.:
Beshreibungen einiger neuer Käfer.
Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 14 (3-4) [1870]: 331-336, 1871. [download pdf icon]

Sabol O.:
Příspěvek k poznání bionomie tesaříka Lioderina linearis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
[ A contribution to the knowledge of the bionomics of Lioderina linearis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). ]
Klapalekiana,36: 291-296, 2000. [download pdf icon]

Gradinarov D. and Sivilov O.:
New data and notes on the distribution of Lioderina linearis (Hampe, 1870) (Cerambycidae: Callidiini) in Bulgaria.
ZooNotes 102: 1-4, 2017. [download pdf icon]

Cebeci H., Ayberk H., Rapuzzi P., Baiocchi D., Magnani G. and Göltaş M.:
The wood boring insects (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae and Buprestidae) recorded as the new pests for Acer undulatum Pojark from the Babadag Mountain (SW Turkey).
Fresenius Environmental Bulletin 27 (12A): 9325-9328, 2018. [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 [page 154], 1998 [ISBN: 80-238-2627-1].
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Lioderina linearis
[Photo © Nikola Rahmé]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusCallidiini Mulsant, 1839
GenusLioderina Ganglbauer, 1885
SpeciesLioderina linearis (Hampe, 1870)