Pogonocherus (Pogonocherus) caroli Mulsant, 1863
ssp. caroli Mulsant, 1863

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: POGONOCHERINI
Pogonocherus caroli caroli

[Photo © David Navrátil, click on the picture for 4K resolution]

Pogonocherus caroli, a rare species developing in dying/freshly dead pine (Pinus spp.) twigs, has been described from Pessac environs (Gironde, SW France) by Étienne Mulsant in 1862. This interesting taxon, originally known only from South-West Europe (France, Spain), was discovered recently in South Sweden and also in Scotland [✧].

Body length:5 - 8 mm
Life cycle:1-2 years
Adults in:March - July
Host plant:various pine (Pinus spp.) species
Distribution:France, Spain, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland

The depicted beetles were reared from larvae found in a dead Pinus twigs collected in Grand canyon du Verdon (N43°44′08″ E6°22′14″; 850 m a.s.l., La Palud-sur-Verdon env., Castellane arrondissement, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, Southeastern France) in summer 2018.

Collected by David Navrátil

Mulsant É.:
Histoire Naturelle des Coléoptères de France. Longicornes.
Annales de la Société Impériale d'Agriculture, d'Histoire Naturelle et des Arts Utiles de Lyon 1862-1863: 1-480. [download pdf icon]

Rejzek M. and Barclay M.V.L.:
Pogonocherus caroli Mulsant, 1863 (Cerambycidae: Lamiinae) new to Britain, from two localities in Scotland.
Coleopterist 26 (2): 123-127, 2017. [download pdf icon]

Pogonocherus caroli caroli - genitalia

Male genitalia of Pogonocherus caroli caroli Mulsant, 1863 in detail: A. lateral lobes, B. subgenital plate, C. aedeagus.
[Photo © David Navrátil]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusPogonocherini Mulsant, 1839
GenusPogonocherus Dejean, 1821
SubgenusPogonocherus Dejean, 1821
SpeciesPogonocherus caroli Mulsant, 1863
SubspeciesPogonocherus (Pogonocherus) caroli caroli Mulsant, 1863