Grammoptera (Grammoptera) ruficornis (Fabricius, 1781)

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: RHAGIINI

Grammoptera ruficornis
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Grammoptera ruficornis is a common and one of the most abundant Cerambycid flower visitors in temperate parts of Europe.

Body length:3 - 7 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:April - July
Host plant:larval development in rotten, by fungi infested branches of deciduous trees
Distribution:Europe, Russia, Caucasus, Transcaucasia, Turkey

The depicted beetle was collected and photographed on blossoming hawthorn (Crataegus) in Zbraslav (Prague, Central Bohemia, Czech Republic).

Collected by M.Hoskovec

Grammoptera ruficornis
Grammoptera ruficornis
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Subfamilia: Lepturinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Rhagiini Kirby, 1837
Genus: Grammoptera Audinet-Serville, 1835
Subgenus: Grammoptera Audinet-Serville, 1835
Species: Grammoptera (Grammoptera) ruficornis (Fabricius, 1781)