Stenopterus flavicornis Küster, 1846

Stenopterus flavicornis
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]
Stenopterus flavicornis
[Photo © Udo Schmidt]

Stenopterus flavicornis, a xerophilic species widespred from Central Europe to Near East, has been described from Dalmatia by Heinrich Carl Küster in 1846 [✧]. S. flavicornis larvae develop in the dead wood of deciduous trees, but the biology of the species is not yet sufficiently known. Adults, active from May to August, are diurnal and anthophilous [❖].

Body length:10 - 15 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:May - August
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees
Distribution:Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Turkey

The living beetles were collected on flowers in Bulhary village environs (Břeclav district, South Moravia, Czechia) on June 25, 2017. The mounted beetle was collected on a flowering Achillea in Sutomore (Сутоморе) environs (Bar municipality, Montenegro) in June 1982.

Collected by Daniel Rydzi and Udo Schmidt

Küster H.C.:
Die Käfer Europa's. Nach der Natur beschrieben. Mit Beiträgen mehrerer Entomologen.
Nürnberg, Bauer & Raspe 6: n° 1-100, 1846. [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 113-114], 1998 [ISBN: 80-238-2627-1]. [download pdf icon]

Stenopterus flavicornis
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusStenopterini Fairmaire, 1868
GenusStenopterus Illiger, 1804
SpeciesStenopterus flavicornis Küster, 1846