Tetrops starkii Chevrolat, 1859

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: TETROPINI
Tetrops starkii
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

This little Cerambycid develops in a variety of broadleaf trees and shrubs (especially in Rosaceae - Malus, Pyrus, Rosa, Crataegus etc.). In Central Europe it is a very common species and it is possible to collect it by beating from leaves of the host plants.

Body length:3 - 6 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:ashes (Fraxinus spp.)

The depicted beetle was beaten from an ash (Fraxinus excelsior) in Zbečno (Central Bohemia, Czechia).

Collected by M.Hoskovec

Özdikmen H. and Turgut S.:
The genus Tetrops Stephens, 1829 with a new subspecies, Tetrops praeustus anatolicus ssp. n. from Turkey (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae).
Munis Entomology & Zoology 3 (2): 621-635, 2008. [download pdf icon]

Subfamilia: Lamiinae Latreille, 1825
Tribus: Tetropini Planet, 1924
Genus: Tetrops Kirby, 1826
Species: Tetrops starkii Chevrolat, 1859