Anaglyptus mysticus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE  /  Tribus: CLYTINI

black form of Anaglyptus mysticus
Photo © M.Hoskovec


Body length:8 - 15 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:April - July
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees (Fagus, Acer, Carpinus, Alnus, Crataegus, Corylus, Rosa, Quercus etc.)
Distribution:Europe, Caucasus, Transcaucasia, Turkey, North Africa

The depicted living beetle was collected overwintering in the pupal cell in a dead hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) trunk in Kohoutov Mt. (Kųivoklįtsko UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Central Bohemia, Czech Republic).

The mounted beetles were beaten from a blossoming hawthorn (Crataegus) in Zbraslav (Prague, Central Bohemia, Czech Republic).

Collected by M.Hoskovec.


normal and black form of Anaglyptus mysticus
Photo © M.Hoskovec



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