Nustera distigma (Charpentier, 1825)
[= Leptura distigma Charpentier, 1825]
[= Strangalia distigma (Charpentier, 1825)]

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: LEPTURINI
Nustera distigma
[Photo © Petr Jelínek]

Nustera distigma, a West-Mediterranean species occuring in South France, Iberian peninsula and Maghreb, has been described from as Leptura distigma from Portugal by Toussaint Charpentier in 1825 [▿]. Larvae of this in coloration very variable beetle develop in decaying wood of deciduous and coniferous trees (Quercus, Pinus, Cedrus etc.). Life cycle at least 2 years. Adults, active from May to July, are diurnal and anthophilous [❖][✮].

Body length:9 - 14 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:polyphagous in coniferous and deciduous trees (Quercus, Pinus, Cedrus etc.).
Distribution:France, Portugal, Spain, Algeria, Morroco, Tunisia

The depicted beetles were collected on flowers (Apiaceae) in South France on May 22, 2022.

Collected by Petr Jelínek

Charpentier T.:
Horae Entomologicae adjectis tabulis novem coloratis
Gosohorsky, Wratislawiae i-xvi + 255pp, 1825. [download pdf icon]

Villiers A.:
Coléoptères Cérambycides de l'Afrique du Nord.
Faune de l'Empire Français, ORSC Paris, 5: 1-152 [page 53], 1946. [download pdf icon]

Trócoli S.:
Actualización del catálogo de Longicornios de Marruecos Actualisation du catalogue des Longicornes du Maroc (Parte II / Partie II : Cerambycidae, Lepturinae, Vesperidae).
Revue de l'Association Roussillonnaise d'Entomologie (R.A.R.E.) 28 (2): 72-84, 2019. [download pdf icon]

Nustera distigma
Nustera distigma
Nustera distigma
[Photo © Petr Jelínek]
Nustera distigma
[Photo © Petr Jelínek]

SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusLepturini Latreille, 1804
GenusNustera Villers, 1974
SpeciesNustera distigma (Charpentier, 1825)