Monochamus saltuarius (Gebler, 1830)

[Hungarian Version]

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

Mn: Bársonyos fenyvescincér  /  En:

13-18 mm. Originally a rare Siberian montane species, now found in the spruce forests of Western Hungary. Larvae develop in dying branches high in the tree. At first they feed beneath the bark, later moving into the heartwood to pupate. Adults can be found in May and June on the foodplant.


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