Rutpela (Nigromacularia) septempunctata (Fabricius, 1792)
ssp. septempunctata (Fabricius, 1792)
[= Strangalia septempunctata (Fabricius, 1792)]
[= Stenurella (Priscostenurella) septempunctata septempunctata (Fabricius, 1792)]

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: LEPTURINI
Rutpela septempunctata septempunctata
[Photo © Tamás Neméth]

Stenurella septempunctata septempunctata is a xerothermic flower visitor distributed in West, Central and South-East Europe. The larval dvelopment takes place in plant residues on the soil. Larvae were found in fallen decaying branches of beech (Fagus) and hazel (Corylus). Pupation in spring and early summer in food substrate, life-cycle probably two years. Adults, active from May to August, are diurnal and anthophilous [❖][▽].

The species was transferred to a newly estabilished Rutpela-subgenus Nigromacularia based on molecular and morphometric characters by Andrii M. Zamoroka et al. in 2022 [✳].

Body length:♂♂ 7 - 11 mm / ♀♀ 7 - 12.5 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:May - August
Host plant:polyphagous in decaying wood of deciduous trees
Distribution:Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Ukraine

The depicted living beetles were photographed in Hungary and in Gola Monastery (Ιερά Μονή Γόλας) environs (Farida municipality, Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece) on May 29, 2021.

Collected by Tamás Neméth and Daniel Rydzi

Sláma M.E.F.:
Tesaříkovití – Cerambycidae České republiky a Slovenské republiky / Cerambycidae of the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic.
Milan Sláma private printing, Krhanice, 383pp [pages 264-265], 1998 [ISBN: 80-238-2627-1]. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
Longicorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea) of Russia and adjacent countries. Part 1.
Higher School Consulting, Moscow, 550pp [pages 345-347], 2014. [download pdf icon]

Özdikmen H.:
An attempt on subgeneric composition of the palaearctic genus Stenurella Villiers, 1974 (Cerambycidae: Lepturinae: Lepturini).
Munis Entomology & Zoology 8 (2): 509-531, 2013. [download pdf icon]

Zamoroka A.M., Trócoli S., Shparyk V.Y., Semaniuk D.V.:
Polyphyly of the genus Stenurella (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae): Consensus of morphological and molecular data.
Biosystems Diversity 30 (2): 119–136, 2022. [download pdf icon]

Rutpela septempunctata septempunctata
Rutpela septempunctata septempunctata
Rutpela septempunctata septempunctata
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusLepturini Latreille, 1804
GenusRutpela Nakane et Ohbayashi, 1959
SubgenusNigromacularia Zamoroka, Trócoli, Shparyk et Semaniuk, 2022
SpeciesRutpela (Nigromacularia) septempunctata (Fabricius, 1792)
SubpeciesRutpela (Nigromacularia) septempunctata septempunctata (Fabricius, 1792)