Hylotrupes bajulus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Hylotrupes bajulus
[Photo © M.Hoskovec and J.Kindl]
Body length:8 - 20 mm
Life cycle:2 - 19[!!] years
Adults in:June - September
Host plant:dead wood of pines (Pinus) or Norway spruce (Picea abies)
Distribution:synantropuc species, whole WP area

The depicted beetles were found in an old cottage, partially destroyed by this pest, in Židněves village (Central Bohemia, Czech Republic).

Collected by M.Hoskovec

Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Hylotrupini Zagajkevich, 1991
Genus: Hylotrupes Audinet-Serville, 1834
Species: Hylotrupes bajulus (Linnaeus, 1758)