Pedostrangalia (Pedostrangalia) revestita (Linnaeus, 1767)
[= Strangalia revestita (Linnaeus, 1767)]

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: LEPTURINI
Pedostrangalia revestita
[Photo © David Navrátil, click on the picture for 4K resolution]

The species is very polyphagous but oak is preferred in Central Europe. Larvae of this species feed in dead red-brown and relatively moist wood in close contact with living tissue, such as the bases of dead branches surrounded by living callus. The pupal cell as well as the larval galleries are filled with typical long red wood fibres created by the larvae. Pupation takes place in wood in the spring. Adults, active from May to early August, are predominantly diurnal, visit fresh juicy wounds of trees and occasionally blossomig bushes and trees (Cornus, Crataegus, Swida, Prunus, etc.).

Body length:8 - 15 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:May - August
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees (Quercus, Fagus, Carpinus etc.)
Distribution:Portugal, Spain, France, Corsica, Italy, Sicily, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Greece, Romania, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, Great Britain, Netherlands, Denmark, Czechia, Slovakia, Poland, Sweden, Ukraine, Turkey

The mounted beetles was collected in: (M) - Kolby steppe in Pouzdřany environs (Břeclav district, South Moravia, Czechia) on June 6, 2021; (S) - Čierna hora (hill), Kamenica nad Hronom environs (215 m a.s.l., Nové Zámky district, Nitra region, Slovakia) on May 6, 1990. The living specimens were photographed in Hungary in May 2021 and2023.

Collected by David Navrátil, Michal Hoskovec and Nikola Rahmé

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 229-231], 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 296-298], 2014. [download pdf icon]

Pedostrangalia revestita
Pedostrangalia revestita
Pedostrangalia revestita
Pedostrangalia revestita
[Photo © Nikola Rahmé]
Pedostrangalia revestita
[Photo © Nikola Rahmé]

SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusLepturini Latreille, 1802
GenusPedostrangalia Sokolov, 1897
SubgenusPedostrangalia Sokolov, 1897
SpeciesPedostrangalia (Pedostrangalia) revestita (Linnaeus, 1767)