Vadonia hirsuta (K. Daniel & J. Daniel, 1891)

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: LEPTURINI

Vadonia hirsuta

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Vadonia hirsuta is a little-known and for a long time almost uncollected species described as Leptura hirsuta from Hârșova (Romania) by Karl and Josef Daniel in 1891 [▽]. Mikhail Danilevsky reexamined and precisely described type series of this slightly enigmatic taxon and also reported new findings from Dobruja region of Romania in 2014 [✧]. Denis Gradinarov and Yana Petrova in their work devoted to Cerambycid fauna of Vrachanska Planina Mountains and Vrachanski Balkan Nature Park reported V. hirsuta for the first time from Bulgarian territory (Ochindol village environs) in 2019 [❖].

Body length:8 - 11 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:probably polyphagous on roots of herbaceous plants
Distribution:Bulgaria, Romania

The depicted female beetle was collected in Mehedinți County (Romania) on May 28, 1998.

Collected by J. Kurzawa

Daniel K. and Daniel J.:
Revision der mit Leptura unipunctata F. und fulva Deg. verwandten Arten.
Coleopteren-Studien, Druck C. Wolf & Sohn, München, 1 (1): 1-40, 1891.
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Danilevsky M.L.:
Vadonia vartanisi sp. n. from Turkey and Vadonia hirsuta (K. Daniel & J. Daniel, 1891) (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Humanity space - International Almanac 3 (2): 259-266, 2014.
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Gradinarov D. and Petrova Y.:
Longhorn beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) from Vrachanska Planina Mountains and Vrachanski Balkan Nature Park.
in: Faunistic Diversity of Vrachanski Balkan Nature Park part 2 (Dimitar Bechev and Dilian Georgiev editors), Plovdiv University Press, ISBN 978-619-202-435-2.
Zoonotes Supplement 7: 59-80, 2019.
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SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusLepturini Latreille, 1804
GenusVadonia Mulsant, 1863
SpeciesVadonia hirsuta (K. Daniel & J. Daniel, 1891)