Oberea (Oberea) pedemontana Chevrolat, 1856

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI
Oberea pedemontana
[Photo © Nikola Rahmé]

Oberea pedemontana, an interesting and rare Oberea species with relatively small area of distribution in Central and South-East Europe, has been described from Piémont (North Italy) by Louis Alexandre Auguste Chevrolat in 1856 [▽]. O. pedemontana larvae develop in twigs and thin stems of living buckthorn (Rhamnus frangula). Life-cycle 3 years. Adults, active in June and July, are diurnal and can be found on the host trees. Biology of this species is in detail described in work of Piero Baronio, Mario Marini and Gianfranco Sama published in 1988 [✯].

Body length:11 - 15 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:June - July
Host plant:buckthorn (Rhamnus frangula)
Distribution:Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Italy, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia

The depicted beetle was photographed sitting on the host tree (buckthorn, Rhamnus frangula) leafs in Bács-Kiskun county (Hungary) on June 5, 2015. The pictures show an adult sitting on a (Rhamnus frangula) leaf and two freshly hatched adults in pupal cells build in the wood of the host.

Collected by Nikola Rahmé and Petr Jelínek

Chevrolat L.A.A.:
Description de quatre Longicornes européens.
Revue et Magasin de Zoologie, Paris 8 (2): 435-436, 1856. [download pdf icon]

Baronio P., Marini M. and Sama G.:
Studi su Oberea pedemontana Chevrolat 1856.
Monti e Boschi 39 (5): 45-52, 1988. [download pdf icon]

Oberea pedemontana
[Photo © Nikola Rahmé]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusOberea Dejean, 1835
SubgenusOberea Dejean, 1835
SpeciesOberea (Oberea) pedemontana Chevrolat, 1856