Pachytodes cerambyciformis (Schrank, 1781)
[= Judolia cerambyciformis (Schrank, 1781)]

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: LEPTURINI

Pachytodes cerambyciformis
[Photo © Nikola Rahmé]

Pachytodes cerambyciformis, one of the most common and widespread European longhorn beetles often found on flowers, has ben described from Ötscher Mt. environs (Austria) as Leptura Cerambyciformis by Franz von Paula Schrank in 1781 [✧]. P. cerambyciformis larvae develop in exposed rotten roots of both deciduous and coniferous trees (Fagaceae, Salicaceae and Pinaceae). Pupation occurs in a thin earth cocoon in the soil or in bark. Life-cycle two years. Adults, active from May to early August, are diurnal and anthophilous [❖][✮].

Body length:♂♂ 6.5 - 11 mm / ♀♀ 7 - 13 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:May - August
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous and coniferous trees (Castanea, Quercus, Betula, Carpinus, Salix, Populus, Abies, Picea, Pinus etc.)
Distribution:Europe except North, Turkey, Caucasus, Transcaucasia

The depicted beetles were collected in: (DR) - Nemojov solitary settlement environs (1.5 km W of Počátky, Pelhřimov district, Vysočina region, Czechia) on June 15, 2019; (ML) - Broumy village environs (Křivoklátsko Protected Landscape Area, Rakovník district, Central Bohemia, Czechia) on May 28, 2022; (NR) - Nagykovácsi village environs (Budakeszi district, Pest county, Hungary) on May 25, 2013.

Collected by Nikola Rahmé, Miroslav Polcar and Daniel Rydzi

von Paula Schrank F.:
Enumeratio Insectorum Austriae indigenorum.
August Vindelicorum, Klett & Franck: i-xxii + 548pp, 1781. [download pdf icon]

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 234-235], 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: 208pp [pages 93-94], 2018. [download pdf icon]

Pachytodes cerambyciformis
Pachytodes cerambyciformis
Pachytodes cerambyciformis
[Photo © Milan Lovětínský]
Pachytodes cerambyciformis
Pachytodes cerambyciformis
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusLepturini Latreille, 1804
GenusPachytodes Pic, 1891
SpeciesPachytodes cerambyciformis (Schrank, 1781)