Tetrops (Tetrops) starkii Chevrolat, 1859
ssp. starkii Chevrolat, 1859

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: TETROPINI
Tetrops starkii

[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing Michal Hoskovec, click on the picture for 4K resolution]

Tetrops starkii, a widely distributed but local and relatively rare European Tetrops species, has been described from Bavarian Alpes (Germany) by Louis Alexandre Auguste Chevrolat in 1859 [❖]. T. starkii starkii larvae develop in terminal twigs of ashes (Fraxinus) up to 2-3 cm in diameter, usually in treetops. Adults can be beaten from the branches, leaves and blossoms of the host tree in May and June [✧].

Body length:3 - 6 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:ashes (Fraxinus spp.)
Distribution:Spain, France, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Moldova, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Great Britain, Czechia, Slovakia, Poland, Netherland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Latvia, Lithuania, Belorussiya, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Turkey

The depicted mounted beetles were beaten from an ash (Fraxinus excelsior) in Horní Újezd environs (445 m a.s.l., Svitavy district, Pardubice region, East Bohemia, Czechia) on May 28, 2014. The living beetles ware photographed in Hungary.

Collected by David Navrátil, Tamás Németh and Nikola Rahmé

Chevrolat L.A.A.:
Description d'une nouvelle espèce de longicorne.
Revue et Magasin de Zoologie, Paris (2) 11: 541, 1859. [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 294-296], 1998 [ISBN: 80-238-2627-1]. [download pdf icon]

Sláma M.E.F.:
Tesaříci Rodu Tetrops střední Evropy.
[ Cerambycidae of the genus Tetrops of Central Europe. ]
Entomofauna Carpathica 32 (2): 12-18, 2020. [download pdf icon]

Tetrops starkii starkii
Tetrops starkii starkii
[Photo © Tamás Németh]
Tetrops starkii starkii
Tetrops starkii starkii
[Photo © Nikola Rahmé]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusTetropini Portevin, 1927
GenusTetrops Kirby, 1826
SubgenusTetrops Kirby, 1826
SpeciesTetrops (Tetrops) starkii Chevrolat, 1859
SubspeciesTetrops (Tetrops) starkii starkii Chevrolat, 1859