Pyrrhidium sanguineum (Linnaeus, 1758)


Pyrrhidium sanguineum
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Pyrrhidium sanguineum is distributed from Europe and North Africa to the Transcaucasia and North Iran. In Central Europe it is one of the most common longhorn beetles. It is polyphagous on deciduous trees but it strongly prefers oak (Quercus spp.). Larvae feed under bark of dead branches and trunks.

Body length:6 - 15 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:April - June
Host plant:polyphagous on deciduous trees, but prefers oak (Quercus spp.)
Distribution:Europe, North Africa, Transcaucasia, North Iran

The beetle in the picture was reared from a pupa found under bark of the dead oak trunk. It was collected in Klánovice, a village situated close to Prague (Czech Republic).

Collected by M.Hoskovec

Pyrrhidium sanguineum
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Callidiini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Pyrrhidium Fairmaire, 1864
Species: Pyrrhidium sanguineum (Linnaeus, 1758)