Pseudovadonia livida (Fabricius, 1776)
[= Vadonia livida (Fabricius, 1776)]

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: LEPTURINI

Pseudovadonia livida
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Beetle with interesting larval development in humus particles of soil infested by Scotch bonnet mushroom (Marasmius oreades). Larvae feed on its mycelium.

Body length:5 - 9 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:May - September
Host plant:mycelium of Marasmius oreades
Distribution:Europe, Russia, Caucasus, Transcaucasia, Turkey, Iran

The beetle in the first two pictures was photographed on Rosa canina in Jena (Thüringen, Germany). The mating couple of Pseudovadonia livida was phodographed on flower (Apiaceae) in Zbečno (Central Bohemia, Czech Republic).

Collected by M.Hoskovec

Pseudovadonia livida
Pseudovadonia livida
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Subfamilia: Lepturinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Lepturini Latreille, 1802
Genus: Pseudovadonia Lobanov, Danilevsky & Murzin, 1981
Species: Pseudovadonia livida (Fabricius, 1776)