Phytoecia (Phytoecia) cylindrica (Linnaeus, 1758)

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI
Phytoecia cylindrica
[Photo © Nikola Rahmé]
Phytoecia cylindrica
[Photo © Udo Schmidt]

This Phytoecia species, common throughout Europe, develops in a broad variety of Apiaceae (e.g. Aegopodium podagraria, Anthriscus sylvestris, Astrantia major, Bupleurum aureum, Chaerophyllum aureum, Chaerophyllum bulbosum, Chaerophyllum temulum, Daucus carota, Heracleum sphondylium, Laserpitium siler, Torilis japonica). The Ph. cylindrica females lay eggs in the stem of the host plant, the larval gallery lead through the center of the stem, especially in the basal part to deeper roots. The pupa is located in a separate pupal cell in the stem close to the ground surface. It is mostly stated that the larvae pupate in late summer and the adults hatch in the autumn, overwintering in the pupal cell, which they leave in the spring. Life-cycle one year. Adults, active from April to June, can be found on the host plants [▽][❖].

Body length:6 - 14 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:April - June
Host plant:polyphagous in herbaceous plants (Apiaceae)
Distribution:almost all territories of the WP region

The depicted living beetles were collected in: (NR) - in Zugliget (Budapest, Central Hungary region, Hungary) on May 10, 2013; (PJ) - Trpejca (Трпејца) village environs (1401 m a.s.l., Galičica NP/Национален парк Галичица; SW Macedonia) on June 2-3, 2011 and May 20, 2013, respectively. The mounted specimen was collected Glashütte (Kreuth, Miesbach district, Upper Bavaria, Germany) in Summer 2003.

Collected by Nikola Rahmé, Ulf Eitschberger and Petr Jelínek

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 [page 336], 1998 [ISBN: 80-238-2627-1]. [download pdf icon]

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 126-128], 2018. [download pdf icon]

Phytoecia cylindrica
Phytoecia cylindrica
Phytoecia cylindrica
[Photo © Petr Jelínek]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusPhytoecia Pic, 1892
SubgenusPhytoecia Pic, 1892
SpeciesPhytoecia (Phytoecia) cylindrica (Linnaeus, 1758)