Vadonia saucia (Mulsant et Godart, 1855)
[= Vadonia bipunctata saucia (Mulsant et Godart, 1855)]

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: LEPTURINI
Vadonia saucia

[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing M.Hoskovec]

Vadonia saucia, a not very well known and relatively little collected Vadonia species occuring in Ukraine, Bulgaria and Romania, has been described from Crimea) as Leptura saucia by E. Mulsant and A. Godart in 1855 [▽]. V. saucia larvae develop in soil on the roots of herbaceous plants and pupate here during spring. Life-cycle 2 years, adults are active from May to July and visit flowers [❖].

Body length:♂♂ 11.0 - 13.5 mm / ♀♀ 12.0 - 15.0 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:roots of herbaceous plants
Distribution:Ukraine, Bulgaria [✧] and Romania

The depicted beetles were collected in Allah Bair reserve (180 m a.s.l, Crucea environs, Constanța County, Northern Dobruja, Romania) on June 7, 2013.

Collected by J.Pelikán

Mulsant E. and Godart A.:
Opuscules Entomologiques 6: 161-183, 1855.
Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France, Paris 9 (6): clxxv-clxxvi, 1889. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
Longicorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea) of Russia and adjacent countries. Part 1.
Higher School Consulting, Moscow, 550pp [page 213], 2014. [download pdf icon]

Gradinarov D.:
First record of Vadonia saucia (Mulsant & Godart, 1855) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) from Bulgaria.
ZooNotes 126: 1-3, 2018. [download pdf icon]

Vadonia saucia - genitalia

Male genitalia of Vadonia saucia (Mulsant et Godart, 1855) in detail: A. aedeagus, B. subgenital plate. C. lateral lobes,
[Photo © David Navrátil]

SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusLepturini Latreille, 1804
GenusVadonia Mulsant, 1863
SpeciesVadonia saucia (Mulsant et Godart, 1855)