Asemum striatum (Linnaeus, 1758)

Subfamilia: SPONDYLIDINAE  /  Tribus: ASEMINI

Asemum striatum
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Asemum striatum
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Asemum striatum is a common European species developing in coniferous trees (Picea, Abies, Larix, but primarily in Pinus). Larvae feed subcortically, later in the hardwood of dead hosts. It is a crepuscular nocturnal species.

Body length:8 - 23 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:May - August
Host plant: polyphagous in coniferous trees
Distribution:cold and temperate West Palaearctics

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

Collected by M.Hoskovec.

Subfamilia: Spondylidinae Audinet-Serville, 1832
Tribus: Asemini Thomson, 1860
Genus: Asemum Eschscholtz, 1830
Species: Asemum striatum (Linnaeus, 1758)