Csóka, György and Kovács, Tibor (1999): Xilofág rovarok - Xylophagous insects. Hungarian Forest Research Institute. Erdészeti Turományos Intézet, Agroinform Kiadó, Budapest, 189 pp.
Mn: Kis hoscincér / En: Capricorn beetle
17-30 mm. Occurs in Europe, North Africa and Asia Minor. Common species found in many deciduous and rarely in coniferous trees in a wide range of habitats. Larvae develop in dead branches and trunks. Feed first beneath the bark, before excavating a gallery 8-10 centimetres long into the heartwood, at the end of which they construct a pupation chamber. The adults eclose either during the autumn or the following spring. Adults can be seen from early May until mid- August. Unlike the other two Cerambyx species mentioned above, this is a diurnal species. On sunny days can be found on a range of flowers, on the hostplant or woodpiles.