Plagionotus arcuatus is a very common European species developing in a variety of deciduous trees.
The living beetle in the picture was photographed in Broumy (Central Bohemia, Czech Republic). The depicted mounted beetles were reared from larvae found in thick oak (Quercus robur) branch in Bøeclav (South Moravia, Czech Republic).
Collected by M.Hoskovec.
MH & MR © February 13, 2009