Megopis scabricornis (Scopoli, 1763)

[Hungarian Version]

Csóka, György and Kovács, Tibor (1999): Xilofág rovarok - Xylophagous insects. Hungarian Forest Research Institute. Erdészeti Turományos Intézet, Agroinform Kiadó, Budapest, 189 pp.

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22-56 mm. South-western palaearctic species. In Hungary this species is typically associated with old floodplain forests, parks, graveyards and established trees lining roads. Foodplants include a range of broad-leaved trees, particularly willow (Salix) and poplar (Populus). This is one of the few species able to develop in black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia). The larvae develop for 3-4 years in dead wood in injured or dying stems. Several generations may develop in a single stem. Before pupating the larvae open an emergence hole through which the adults leave after several weeks in the pupal stage. The adults fly at night from early July until early August, spending the day in bark crevices and similar places. Mating and oviposition occur on the stem either in hollows or on wounds. Dead adults can be found at the base of the hostplant as in Lucanus cervus and Oryctes nasicornis.


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