Grammoptera (Grammoptera) ruficornis (Fabricius, 1781)
ssp. ruficornis (Fabricius, 1781)

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: LEPTURINI
Grammoptera ruficornis
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

Grammoptera ruficornis is a common and one of the most abundant Cerambycid flower visitors in temperate parts of Europe. Larval development in rotten, in majority by fungi infested branches and twigs of many species of deciduous trees. Life cycle 1 year. Adults, active from April to July, are diurnal and anthophilous [❖][✧].

Body length:3 - 7 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:April - July
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees (Fagus, Quercus, Alnus, Corylus, Carpinus, Ulmus, Ficus, Juglans, Rosa, Crataegus, Malus, Sorbus, Prunus, Spartium, Robinia, Cotinus, Acer, Cornus, Hedera, Euonymus, Frangula, Rhamnus, Salix, Populus, Tilia, Fraxinus)
Distribution:Europe, Russia, Caucasus, Transcaucasia, Turkey

The depicted living beetls was photographed on blossoming hawthorn (Crataegus) in Karlštejn National Nature Reserve (Bohemian karst, Beroun district, Central Bohemia, Czechia) on May 11, 2019.

Collected by 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 [pages 221-222], 1998 [ISBN: 80-238-2627-1]. [download pdf icon]

Vitali F.:
Atlas of the Insects of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg: Coleoptera, Cerambycidae.
Ferrantia, Musée national d’histoire naturelle, Luxembourg 79: 1-208 [pages 88-89], 2018. [download pdf icon]

Grammoptera ruficornis ruficornis
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusLepturini Latreille, 1802
GenusGrammoptera Audinet-Serville, 1835
SubgenusGrammoptera Audinet-Serville, 1835
SpeciesGrammoptera (Grammoptera) ruficornis (Fabricius, 1781)
SubspeciesGrammoptera (Grammoptera) ruficornis ruficornis (Fabricius, 1781)