Acanthocinus (Acanthocinus) aedilis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: ACANTHOCININI
Acanthocinus aedilis
[Photo © J.Kindl]

Palearctic taxa of the Acanthocinus genus were divided into two subgenera, Acanthocinus s.s. and Acanthobatesianus, on the basis of morphological differences at the generic level by Henrik Wallin et al. [❖].

Body length:12 - 20 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:March - September
Host plant:pines (Pinus), rarely in other coniferous trees
Distribution:Europe, Russia, Caucasus, Kazakhstan

The depicted beetles were collected in Stará Boleslav (Central Bohemia, Czech Republic) on a stump of a freshly felled pine tree (Pinus sylvestris).

Collected by M.Hoskovec

Wallin H., Kwamme T. and Lin M.:
A review of the genera Leiopus Audinet-Serville, 1835 and Acanthocinus, Dejean, 1821 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae, Lamiinae, Acanthocinini) in Asia, with descriptions of six new species of Leiopus from China.
Zootaxa 3326: 1–36, 2012. [download pdf icon]

Acanthocinus aedilis
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Acanthocinini Blanchard, 1845
Genus: Acanthocinus Dejean, 1821
Subgenus: Acanthocinus Dejean, 1821
Species: Acanthocinus (Acanthocinus) aedilis (Linnaeus, 1758)