Molorchus (Molorchus) marmottani Brisout de Barneville, 1863
ssp. marmottani Brisout de Barneville, 1863
[= Glaphyra marmottani (Brisout de Barneville, 1863)]

Molorchus marmottani

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Molorchus marmottani marmottani, which belongs to the less collected and relatively rare species through a relatively large area of occurrence, was described from Canigou (Pyrenees Mts., France) by Charles Nicolas F. Brisout de Barneville in 1863 [▽]. Development in pines (Pinus spp.) and as with most other species of the genus, M. marmottani marmottani larvae attack thin freshly dead or dying branches. Life cycle 2-3 years, pupation in late summer in wood, adults emerge in the next year from May to July. Adults don't visit flowers, but can be beaten from dying or dead branches of the host trees.

Body length:5 - 9 mm
Life cycle:2-3 years
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:pines (Pinus spp.)
Distribution:Austria, Bulgaria, Russia: Central and South European Territory, Czechia, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Turkey

The depicted beetles were reared from larvae found in Pinus sylvestris twigs in Váté písky natural monument (Bzenec environs, Hodonín district, South Moravia, Czechia) in March 2023.

Collected by David Navrátil

Brisout de Barneville C.N.F.:
Molorchus marmottani.
in: Catalogue des Coléoptères de France par M. le Dr A. Grenier et Matériaux pour servir à la Faune des Coléoptères français (Grenier A.J.F., Ed.)
Imprimerie de L. Toinon & Cie, Saint-Germain, 135pp [pages 118-119], 1863. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusMolorchini Mulsant, 1863
GenusMolorchus Fabricius, 1793
SubgenusMolorchus Fabricius, 1793
SpeciesMolorchus (Molorchus) marmottani Brisout de Barneville, 1863
SubspeciesMolorchus (Molorchus) marmottani marmottani Brisout de Barneville, 1863