Strangalia attenuata (Linnaeus, 1758)
[= Strangalina attenuata (Linnaeus, 1758)]

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: LEPTURINI
Strangalia attenuata

[Photo © Kirill V. Makarov, click on the picture for 4K resolution]

Strangalia attenuata, in coloration very variable Eurasian thermophilic species widespread from the Iberian Peninsula to Japan, has been described from "Europa" as Leptura attenuata by Carl Linné in 1758 [▽]. At the beginning of entomological research, this species was evidently more widespread and common than today, being recorded many times in Central and West Europe. Larval development in decaying wood of deciduous trees, mostly in basal parts of stumps. Life cycle at least 2 years. Adults, active from June to early September, are diurnal and anthophilous [❖][✮][✳].

Body length:♂♂ 11 - 17 mm / ♀♀ 12 - 18 mm
Life cycle:at least 2 years
Adults in:June - September
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees (Corylus, Castanea, Quercus, Tilia, Betula, Populus, Alnus, Ulmus, etc.), recorded also in Pinus
Distribution:Europe, Siberia, Russian Far East, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Korea, China, Japan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Turkey

The depicted mounted beetle (♂ 13.6 mm) was collected on flowers in a deciduous forest in Trudovoye (Трудовое) environs (N43°15′47″ E132°05′19″; Primorsky Krai, Far Eastern federal district, Russia) on August 26, 2018. The living specimens were collected in: (DR) - Noroieni village environs (Comuna Lazuri, Satu Mare county, Nord-Vest region, Romania) on July 14, 2018; Horní luh at Ivaň (Ivaň, Brno-Country district, South Moravia region, Czechia) on August 10, 2013; (MR) - Nida environs (Curonian Spit, Neringa municipality, Klaipėda county, Lithuania) on July 27 - August 3, 2023.

Collected by Artem Zaitsev, Daniel Rydzi and Martin Rejzek

Linné C.:
Systema naturæ per regna tria naturæ secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis.
Systema naturae (Editio 10), Laur. Salvius. Holmiae 1: iii + 824pp, 1758. [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 265-266], 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 [page 333-335], 2014. [download pdf icon]

Vitali F.:
Atlas of the Insects of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg: Coleoptera, Cerambycidae.
Ferrantia, Musée national d’histoire naturelle, Luxembourg 79: 1-208 [pages 102-103], 2018. [download pdf icon]

Strangalia attenuata
Strangalia attenuata
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]
Strangalia attenuata
Strangalia attenuata
[Photo © Martin Rejzek]

SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusLepturini Latreille, 1804
GenusStrangalia Audinet-Serville, 1835
SpeciesStrangalia attenuata (Linnaeus, 1758)