Nothorhina punctata (Fabricius, 1798)
[= Nothorhina muricata (Dalman, 1817)]

Subfamilia: SPONDYLIDINAE  /  Tribus: ASEMINI
Nothorhina punctata
[Photo © Petr Jelínek]

Nothorhina punctata, a widely distributed but very rare and local West-Palaearctic species, has been described from Saxony as Callidium punctatum by Johann Christian Fabricius in 1798 [✮].

Body length:6 - 12 mm
Life cycle:1 (2?) years
Adults in:June - July
Host plant:solitary pines (Pinus)
Distribution:Albania, Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia (North Central and Southern European Territory, Western Siberia), Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, Japan, Kazakhstan, Turkey

The living beetles in the pictures were photographed in locality near Třeboň (South Bohemia, Czechia) on bark of a living solitary pine trees(Pinus sylvestris). Excuse us please for low quality of live beetle pictures, but Nothorhina muricata is very fragile, shy and extremely fast running beetle, hidden under bark scales most of the day-time.

Collected by Petr Jelínek

Fabricius J.Ch.:
Supplementum entomologiae systematicae.
Proft & Storch, Hafniae, 572pp, 1798. [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 [pages 74-75], 1998 [ISBN: 80-238-2627-1]. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
Longicorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea) of Russia and adjacent countries. Part 1.
Higher School Consulting, Moscow, 550pp [pages 380-382], 2014. [download pdf icon]

Nothorhina punctata
[Photo © Petr Jelínek]

SubfamiliaSpondylidinae Audinet-Serville, 1832
TribusAsemini Thomson, 1860
GenusNothorhina Redtenbacher, 1845
SpeciesNothorhina punctata (Fabricius, 1798)