Stenopterus rufus (Linnaeus, 1767)
ssp. rufus (Linnaeus, 1767)


Stenopterus rufus

Stenopterus rufus - couple
Photo © M.Hoskovec

Body length:7 - 16 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:May - August
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees (Quercus, Castanea, Robinia, Juglans, Prunus, Salix, Pistacia etc.)
Distribution:Central and South Europe, Caucasus, Transcaucasia, Iran, Near East

The beetles in these pictures were collected on flowers near Pula (South Istra peninslula, Croatia) and in Saint-Christol (Hérault¨, France).

Collected by M.Hoskovec and Jean-Yves Rasplus.

Stenopterus rufus

stenopterus rufus
Photo © Jean-Yves Rasplus

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