Stenopterus ater (Linnaeus, 1767)

Stenopterus ater

[Photo © Udo Schmidt]

Body length:6 - 14 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:June - August
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees (Pistacia, Ceratonia, Ostrya, Carpinus, Ulmus, Prunus etc.)
Distribution:South Europe, North Africa, Crimea

The depicted mounted beetle was collected on flowers (Apiaceae) in Caldana village environs (Grosseto province, Tuscany, Italy) on June 14, 1994. The living specimen was collected in Argelès-sur-Mer environs (Pyrénées-Orientales department, Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées, France) on June 22, 2019.

Collected by Gerhard Rößler and Daniel Rydzi

Stenopterus ater
Stenopterus ater
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusStenopterini Fairmaire, 1868
GenusStenopterus Illiger, 1804
SpeciesStenopterus ater (Linnaeus, 1767)