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Leptura quadrifasciata - Top view
Leptura quadrifasciata - Top view


Leptura quadrifasciata
Leptura quadrifasciata is a beetle belonging to the family of longhorn beetles. It is a member of the subfamily Lepturinae. The name is derived from the striking color of the beetle (yellow-orange bands). The beetle is found in Europe, the Caucasus and Siberia.
Longhorn beetle - Leptura quadrifasciata
Longhorn beetle - Leptura quadrifasciata
Leptura quadrifasciata typically have an elongated body which tapers towards the end. The body length of Leptura quadrifasciata is between 11 and 19 mm. The antennae are about the same length. Due to its colouring, the Leptura quadrifasciata looks like a wasp (mimicry). Furthermore it is easy to confuse it with the Rutpela maculata, a closely related species.
Leptura quadrifasciata
Leptura quadrifasciata
The adult beetles feed on pollen and parts of flowers. From July to August they are encountered on umbellifers (a member of the parsley family) and on dead wood. Their preferred habitats are moist forests and watersides in the mountains; they are also at home in areas at lower altitudes.
Leptura quadrifasciata - back view - beetle
Leptura quadrifasciata - back view - beetle
The larvae of Leptura quadrifasciata feed mainly on willow wood. Alternative sources of food are oak, beech, birch, alder or hazel bushes. The beetles are not considered to be pests because the larvae reside in dead wood.
Leptura quadrifasciata - Front view
Leptura quadrifasciata - Front view
Leptura quadrifasciata - Side view
Leptura quadrifasciata - Side view

Leptura (Leptura) quadrifasciata
Subspecies4
Common namesFour-banded Longhorn
German namesVierbindiger Schmalbock, Viergefleckter Schmalbock
Dutch namesGevlekte smalboktor, Vierbandsmalbok
Danish namesFirebåndet blomsterbuk
Finnish namesNelivyöjäärä
Swedish namesFläckig blombock, Fyrbandad blombock
AuthorCarl von Linné (Carl Nilsson Linnæus), 1758
Distribution
Continents:

Eurasia
Europe
North Europe (British Isles (United Kingdom (Great Britain), Ireland), Germany (West Germany (North Rhine-Westphalia)), Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Denmark), Fennoscandia (Finland), Baltic region (Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania))), West Europe (Austria, France, Switzerland, Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg)), South Europe (Italy, Iberian Peninsula (Spain)), Central Europe (Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic (Moravia, Bohemia), Slovakia), Southeast Europe (Romania, Yugoslavia (Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro (Serbia)), Bulgaria, Albania, Moldova), East Europe (Ukraine (Crimea), Belarus)
Asia
Far East (East Asia (China, Japan, Mongolia)), West Asia (Near East (Turkey, Iran)), Central Asia (Turkestan (Kazakhstan)), North Asia
Russia
Siberia (Southwest Siberia)
Caucasus
Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, North Caucasus (Northwest Caucasus)
Africa
North Africa
Tunisia
America
North America
USA


Ecozones: Palaearctic

CountriesAlbania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, USA, Ukraine, United Kingdom
Taxonomic statusSynonymus of Strangalia (Strangalina) attenuata
Links and ReferencesLeptura quadrifasciata in dyntaxa.se
Leptura quadrifasciata in Wikipedia (English)

Description of images / photos
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1. Leptura quadrifasciata - Top view
2. Longhorn beetle - Leptura quadrifasciata
3. Leptura quadrifasciata
4. Leptura quadrifasciata - back view - beetle
5. Leptura quadrifasciata - Front view
6. Leptura quadrifasciata - Side 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
InfraorderCucujiformia
SuperfamilyCerambycoidea
FamilyCerambycidae
Longhorn beetles, Long-horned beetles, Longicorns, Longicorn beetles, Long Horn beetles, Longhorned beetles, Roundheaded wood borers, Round-headed wood-borers
SubfamilyLepturinae
Flower longhorns, Lepturine beetles
TribeLepturini
GenusLeptura
SubgenusLeptura
Speciesquadrifasciata
Leptura quadrifasciata
Four-banded Longhorn
AuthorLinnaeus, 1758
 
Synonyms
Leptura 4-fasciata
Leptura 4pustulata
Leptura apicalis
Leptura apicata
Leptura octomaculata
Stenocorus belga major
Strangalia 4-fasciata martialis
Strangalia quadrifasciata
Strangalia quadrifasciata notatipennis
 
Subspecies
Leptura quadrifasciata caucasica
Leptura quadrifasciata interrupta
Leptura quadrifasciata lederi
Leptura quadrifasciata quadrifasciata
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