Paracorymbia (Paracorymbia) maculicornis (De Geer, 1775)
[= Leptura maculicornis De Geer, 1775]
[= Stictoleptura (Maculileptura) maculicornis (De Geer, 1775)][✩]

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: LEPTURINI
Paracorymbia maculicornis

[Photo © Kirill V. Makarov, click on the picture for 4K resolution]

Paracorymbia maculicornis, an European boreal species related to the postglacial Scots pine-birch forests, is occuring in almost whole Europe but southwards is its sitribution limited by the Pyrenees and the Alps. P. maculicornis is in the main area of its occurence a relatively common flower visitor in submontane and montane mixed and coniferous forest landscapes. Its larvae develop in decaying wood of both coniferous and deciduous trees, pupation in wood, life-cycle 2 years. Adults, active from late May to August, are diurnal and anthophilous (on Asteracee, Rosaceae, Apiaceae) [✧][❖].

P. maculicornis has been described from Sweden as Leptura (maculicornis) by Swedish entomologist Charles De Geer in 1775 [▽].

Body length:7 - 10 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:May - August
Host plant:polyphagous in coniferous and deciduous trees (Sorbus, Pinus, Abies, Picea, Betula, Quercus, Fagus etc.)
Distribution:Europe except some southern regions, Caucasus

The depicted mounted female beetle (9.5 mm) was collected in Pavlovskaya Sloboda (Павловская Слобода) village environs (Istrinsky district, Moscow oblast, Central Federal District, Russia) on June 16, 2009.

The living beetles were collected on flowers in: (DR) - Podbanské environs (Pribylina, Vysoké Tatry Mts., Liptovský Mikuláš district, Žilina region, Slovakia) on July 30, 2016 and in Prášily environs (Šumava Mts., Klatovy district, Pilsen region, West Bohemia, Czechia) on July 7, 2013; (MH)- Spišská Nová Ves-Novoveská Huta environs (Spišská Nová Ves district, Košice region, Slovakia) on June 24, 2017.

Collected by Kirill V. Makarov, Daniel Rydzi and Michal Hoskovec

Vitali F.:
Atlas of the Insects of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg: Coleoptera, Cerambycidae.
Ferrantia, Musée national d’histoire naturelle, Luxembourg 79: 1-208 [pages 86-87], 2018. [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 250-251], 1998 [ISBN: 80-238-2627-1]. [download pdf icon]

Miroshnikov A.I.:
Myths and reality: critical remarks on M.L. Danilevsky’s monograph, “Longicorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea) of Russia and adjacent countres. Part 1“.
[ Мифы и реальность: критические замечания по поводу монографии М.Л. Данилевского «Жуки-усачи (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea) России и соседних стран. Часть 1».]
Caucasian Entomological Bulletin 12 (1): 181–214, 2016. [download pdf icon]

De Geer Ch.:
Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire des insectes.
Stockholm, Imprimerie Pierre Hesselberg 5: v + 448 pp, 1775. [download pdf icon]

Paracorymbia maculicornis
Paracorymbia maculicornis
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]
Paracorymbia maculicornis
Paracorymbia maculicornis
[Photo © Michal Hoskovec]

SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusLepturini Latreille, 1802
GenusParacorymbia Miroshnikov, 1998
SubgenusParacorymbia Miroshnikov, 1998
SpeciesParacorymbia (Paracorymbia) maculicornis (De Geer, 1775)