Anastrangalia dubia (Scopoli, 1763)
ssp. dubia (Scopoli, 1763)
[= Leptura dubia Scopoli, 1763]

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: LEPTURINI
Anastrangalia dubia dubia
[Photo © Michal Hoskovec]

Anastrangalia dubia, in coloration very variable Western Palaearctic species, has been described from Carniola (Slovenia) as Leptura dubia by Giovanni Antonio Scopoli in 1763 [▽]. Its nominotypic subspecies A. dubia dubia, a typical inhabitant of submontane and montane coniferous forests, is widespread from the Iberian Peninsula to Turkey with an isolated population in Algeria. Larval development in dead thicker and wetter coniferous wood, mostly without bark - in lying trunks, uprooted trees and lower parts of standing dead trees, but also in dead wood of damaged living standing trees ("bald areas"). Pupation takes place not deep under the surface of the wood, it overwinters in the larval stage. Life cycle 2 years. Adults, active from May to August, are diurnal and anthophilous (Apiaceae, Aruncus, Leucanthemum etc.)[✮][❖][✳].

Body length:♂♂ 8.5 - 14 mm / ♀♀ 10 - 16.5 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:May - August
Host plant:coniferous trees (Picea, Pinus, Abies)
Distribution:Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, Turkey, Algeria

The living specimens were photographed in: (MH) - Spišská Nová Ves-Novoveská Huta environs (Spišská Nová Ves district, Košice region, Slovakia) on June 24, 2017; (DR) - Modrava environs (Šumava Mts., Klatovy district, Plzeň region, West Bohemia, Czechia) on July 6, 2013, Nižbor environs (Beroun district, Central Bohemia, Czechia) June 27, 2009 and in Laax environs (Surselva district, Graubünden canton, Switzerland) on August 3, 2018; (ML/MP) - Lašovice environs (Rakovník district, Central Bohemia, Czechia) on June 20, 2023.

Collected by Michal Hoskovec, Daniel Rydzi and Miroslav Polcar

Scopoli G.A.:
Entomologia Carniolica exhibens Insecta Carniolæ indigena et distribua in ordines, genera, species, varietates. Methodo Linnæana.
Trattner, Vindobonae, 6 + i-xxiii + 421pp, 1763. [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 240-241], 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 285-287], 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 87-88], 2018. [download pdf icon]

Anastrangalia dubia dubia
Anastrangalia dubia dubia
Anastrangalia dubia dubia
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]
Anastrangalia dubia dubia
Anastrangalia dubia dubia
Anastrangalia dubia dubia
[Photo © Milan Lovětínský]

SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusLepturini Latreille, 1804
GenusAnastrangalia Casey, 1924
SpeciesAnastrangalia dubia (Scopoli, 1763)
SpeciesAnastrangalia dubia dubia (Scopoli, 1763)