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Anthaxia podolica - female
Anthaxia podolica - female


Anthaxia podolica
Anthaxia podolica belong to the genus Anthaxia, in the order beetles (Coleoptera), the suborder Polyphaga, the infraorder Elateriformia, the superfamily Buprestoidea, the family jewel beetles (Buprestidae), the subfamily Buprestinae and the tribe Anthaxiini. Anthaxia podolica iberica are a subspecies of this beetle. Anthaxia podolica are already classified as at risk on the Red List of Germany (category one).
Anthaxia podolica - male
Anthaxia podolica - male
Adult Anthaxia Podolica reach body lengths of 4. 5 - 6. 5 mm. The wing covers of the males are green to dark green in colour, while the femalesí are a dull, dark copper colour and have a green spot where they join. The males bear two black, oblong patches on their pronotums. In the males, the 8th to 10th antenna segments are as wide (or almost as wide) as they are long. The average width of the femalesí antenna segments is slightly smaller. From the 5th segment on, the malesí antennae are reddish. The wing covers (elytra) are slightly elongated, narrow rounded and at the tips are slightly trimmed. The exterior (outer edges) blends into a sharp angle. Their surface is granulated, covered in dots and has a weak sheen.
Anthaxia podolica mating
Anthaxia podolica mating
Adult Anthaxia podolica settle on flowering plants. where they specialized are limited to certain plant species. They are oligophagous. Sometimes they only settle on yellow flowers. They feed on flower petals, or on the herbaceous components of their host plants.
Anthaxia podolica mating - top view
Anthaxia podolica mating - top view
After mating, the fertilized females fly to sick, injured, healthy or dead trees and shrubs to lay their eggs. The larvae feed on the tree beneath the bark, creating crescent shaped grooves, which can seen if one pulls up the rotten bark. The larvae prefer dogwood and ash.

Anthaxia (Anthaxia) podolica
Subspecies2
German namesBunter Eschen-Prachtkäfer, Rosthörniger Eckschild-Prachtkäfer
AuthorMannerheim, 1837
Distribution
Continents:

Eurasia
Europe
North Europe (Germany), West Europe (Austria, Switzerland), South Europe (Italy (North Italy)), Central Europe (Hungary, Czech Republic (Moravia, Bohemia), Slovakia), Southeast Europe (Romania, Yugoslavia (Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro (Serbia), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia), Bulgaria, Greece)
Asia
West Asia (Near East (Turkey))
Caucasus
Armenia
Russia


Ecozones: Palaearctic

CountriesArmenia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey
Links and ReferencesAnthaxia podolica in faunaeur.org

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1. Anthaxia podolica - female
2. Anthaxia podolica - male
3. Anthaxia podolica mating
4. Anthaxia podolica mating - top view
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Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
SubclassPterygota
Winged insects
InfraclassNeoptera
Wing-folding insects
SuperorderHolometabola
Holometabolous Insects
OrderColeoptera
Beetles, Coleopterans
SuborderPolyphaga
Polyphags
InfraorderElateriformia
SuperfamilyBuprestoidea
Metallic wood-boring beetles, Metallic Wood Boring Beetles, Jewel Beetles
FamilyBuprestidae
Jewel beetles, Metallic wood-boring beetles, Flatheaded borers, Flat-headed wood-borers, Metallic wood borers
SubfamilyBuprestinae
TribeAnthaxiini
SubtribeAnthaxiina
GenusAnthaxia
SubgenusAnthaxia
Speciespodolica
Anthaxia podolica
AuthorMannerheim, 1837
 
Subspecies
Anthaxia podolica lucniki
Anthaxia podolica podolica
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