Csóka, György and Kovács, Tibor (1999): Xilofág rovarok - Xylophagous insects. Hungarian Forest Research Institute. Erdészeti Turományos Intézet, Agroinform Kiadó, Budapest, 189 pp.
Mn: Nyár karcsúdíszbogár / En: -
7-11 mm. Eurosiberian species. Develops for one or two years. Foodplants are poplars, especially Lombardy poplar (I-214). Adults emerge in summer. Females oviposit in groups on the stem. On hatching the young larvae bore into the bark, causing a vertical, 3-5 cm long split. The larvae feed in the sapwood causing a wound at the site. Heavily-infested trees frequently die. First recorded in Hungary in the early 1970s, and has since become widespread in the whole country, abundant mainly in the hybrid poplar plantations of the lowlands.