Enoploderes (Enoploderes) sanguineus Faldermann, 1837
[= Enoploderes sanguineum Faldermann, 1837]

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: RHAMNUSIINI
Enoploderes sanguineus
[Photo © Lech Kruszelnicki]

Body length:10 - 15 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:polyphagous in deciuous trees
Distribution:Albania, Caucasus, North Iran, Turkey

Enoploderes sanguineum is a rare species associated with old hollow deciduous trees. Larvae of this insect develop in dead tissues of such hollows. In contrast to Rhamnusium spp. this beetle seems to be diurnal. The depicted beetles have been reared from larvae collected near Okami (ოკამი, 40 km NE of Tibilisi, Georgia) in May 2014.

Collected and photographed by our friend Lech Kruszelnicki

SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusRhamnusiini Sama, 2009
GenusEnoploderes Faldermann, 1837
SubgenusEnoploderes Faldermann, 1837
SpeciesEnoploderes (Enoploderes) sanguineus Faldermann, 1837