Arhopalus syriacus is apparently distributed in the whole of the Mediterranean region.
It develops in pines (Pinus pinaster, Pinus salzmanni, Pinus laricio,
Pinus halepensis). Larvae feed first under the bark, later in the wood of dead, fallen
or standing trunks of greater diameter, in stumps and often in shallow roots. Adults of this nocturnal
species can be found on the host plants at night or in bark crevices and under loose bark at day.
|Body length:||12 - 23 mm|
|Life cycle:||2 - 3 years|
|Adults in:||May - August|
|Host plant:|| pines (Pinus)|
|Distribution:||Mediterranean region, Canary Islands|
The depicted beetle was found in the pupal cell built in the wood of a dead pine (Pinus halepensis). The beetle was
collected in Paleokastritsa village, Corfu Island (Greece).