Obrium brunneum (Fabricius, 1792)

Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE  /  Tribus: OBRIINI

Obrium brunneum
[Photo © Milan Lovětínský]

Obrium brunneum, a common species of European montane and submontane coniferous forests, develops in the thin dying branches and twigs of conifers. The larva feeds under the bark and pupates in a shallow pupal cell below the wood surface. The life cycle is 1-2 years. Adults occur from May to August, with peak in the late June. A common visitor of the blossoming forest flora (Apiaceae, Aruncus sylvestris, Filipendula etc.)

Body length:4 - 7 mm
Life cycle:1-2 years
Adults in:May - August
Host plant:polyphagous in coniferous trees (Picea, Abies, Pinus, Larix)
Distribution:Austria, Belarus, Belgiumi, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Moldova, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Armenia, Iran, Turkey

The depicted beetle was reared from larva found in Norway spruce (Picea abies) in Křivoklátsko Protected Landscape Area (Central Bohemia, Czechia).

Collected by Miroslav Polcar

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusObriini Mulsant, 1839
GenusObrium Dejean, 1821
SpeciesObrium brunneum (Fabricius, 1792)