Lepturobosca virens (Linnaeus, 1758)
[= Leptura virens Linnaeus, 1758]

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: LEPTURINI
Lepturobosca virens
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]
Lepturobosca virens

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Lepturobosca virens, a beautiful and widely distributed species of Eurasian coniferous forest belt, has been described from Europe as Leptura virens by Carl Linné in 1758. Larvae of this in Central and West Europe predominantly submontane and montane species develop in develop in dead but relatively still compact wood of standing or lying trunks of conifers (Pinus, Picea, Abies). The larvae bore a wider galleries in sapwood up to about 5 cm deep, clogged with frass. Pupation in spring and early summer in wood, life cycle two and more years. The adults, active from June to September, are diurnal and anthophilous (e.g. Apiaceae, Aruncus, Filipendula) [❖][▽].

Body length:♂♂ 14 - 18 mm / ♀♀ 17 - 24 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:June - September
Host plant:polyphagous in coniferous trees (Picea, Pinus, Abies)
Distribution:Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, China, Japan, Mongolia

The depicted living beetles were collected on flowers (Apiaceae) in Rohrmoos-Untertal environs (Schladming, Liezen district, Styria, Austria) on June 4, 2017. The mounted specimen was collected in Pavlovka Reservoir environs (Maginsk, Karaidelsky district, Bashkortostan, Volga federal district, Russia) in summer 1987.

Collected by Daniel Rydzi and F.Fritzlar

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 232-233], 1998 [ISBN: 80-238-2627-1]. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
Longicorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea) of Russia and adjacent countries. Part 1.
Higher School Consulting, Moscow, 550pp [pages 290-291], 2014. [download pdf icon]

Lepturobosca virens
Lepturobosca virens
Lepturobosca virens
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusLepturini Latreille, 1804
GenusLepturobosca Reitter, 1913
SpeciesLepturobosca virens (Linnaeus, 1758)