Pronocera angusta (Kriechbaum, 1844)

Pronocera angusta
[Photo © F.Kovařík]
Pronocera angusta
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

A very rare species in Central Europe developing in Norway spruce (Picea abies), European silver fir (Abies alba) and probably also in common larch (Larix decidua). The larvae feed subcortically in recently dead branches of living trees. The pupal cell is built in the sapwood. Development lasts two years. Adults never visit flowers.

Body length:8 - 12 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:May - August
Host plant:coniferous trees (Picea, Abies, Larix)
Distribution:Central and South-East Europe, Russia

The depicted beetle was reared from larva collected in a dead spruce (Picea abies) branch in Jíloviště (Central Bohemia, Czech Republic).

Collected by M. Rejzek

Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Callidiini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Pronocera Motschulsky, 1859
Species: Pronocera angusta (Kriechbaum, 1844)