Hesperophanes sericeus (Fabricius, 1787)

Hesperophanes sericeus
[Photo © P.Jelínek & M.Hoskovec]

Body length:20 - 28 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:June - September
Host plant:polyphagous on deciduous trees and shrubs (Juglans, Ficus, Vitis, Platanus, Quercus, etc.)
Distribution:whole Mediterranean region, Crimea

A widely distributed nocturnal species frequently attracted to light. The depicted beetles were collected in Zaostrog (Dalmatia, Croatia).

Collected by M.Rejzek

Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Hesperophanini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Hesperophanes Mulsant, 1839
Species: Hesperophanes sericeus (Fabricius, 1787)