Dinoptera collaris (Linnaeus, 1758)
[= Acmaeops collaris (Linnaeus, 1758)]

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: CARILIINI

Dinoptera collaris
[Photo © Milan Lovětínský]

Dinoptera collaris
[Photo © Udo Schmidt]

Dinoptera collaris belongs among the most common European species and frequent flower visitors, occurring not only in preserved natural localities, but often also in cultural landscape, parks and gardens. The larvae live under the loose bark of dead trees, branches, trunks, surface roots and create galleries filled by frass. They can move freely on the surface. Before the second overwintering, the mature larvae enter the soil, where they hibernate in the created pupal cells, and in the spring they pupate. Adults occur from May to July (peak at the turn of May and June) on many different flowers, blossoming trees and bushes.

Body length:6 - 9 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:May - August
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees (Quercus, Pyrus, Acer, Fraxinus, Populus, Malus, Cornus etc.)
Distribution:Europe, Caucasus, Transcaucasia, Turkey, Syria, Iran

The depicted living beetles were collected on flowers (Apiaceae) in: (MP) - Křivoklátsko Protected Landscape Area (Rakovník district, Central Bohemia, Czechia) on May 15, 2020; Tabulová National Natural Reserve (Břeclav district, South Moravia, Czechia) on May 27, 2018. The mounted specimen was collected in Kulmbach environs (Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany) on July 4, 1972.

Collected by Miroslav Polcar, Udo Schmidt and Daniel Rydzi

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 [page 213], 1998 [ISBN: 80-238-2627-1].
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Dinoptera collaris
Dinoptera collaris
[Photo © Milan Lovětínský]
Dinoptera collaris
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusCariliini Zamoroka, 2022
GenusDinoptera Mulsant, 1863
SpeciesDinoptera collaris (Linnaeus, 1758)