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Stictoleptura cordigera
Stictoleptura cordigera


Stictoleptura cordigera
Stictoleptura cordigera (synonym: Corymbia cordigera) belong to the genus Stictoleptura in the order beetles (Coleoptera), the suborder Polyphaga, the superfamily Chrysomeloidea, the family longhorn beetles (Cerambycidae), the subfamily Lepturinae and the tribe Lepturini. Stictoleptura cordigera are particularly widespread in the Mediterranean region. They are found as far north as southern Germany.
Corymbia cordigera
Corymbia cordigera
Adult Stictoleptura cordigera reach body lengths of 14-20 mm and have a black base colour. The edges of their eyes extend to the base of their antennae. The pronotum is bell-shaped and narrows considerably at the anterior end. The scutellum is black.
Stictoleptura cordigera - Side view
Stictoleptura cordigera - Side view
The upper surface of the wing covers (elytra) is covered, almost evenly, in spots and has short hairs which stick out slightly. The markings on the wings are unmistakable. The elytra are bright red with a black patch in the shape of a heart or sometimes a triangle, in the middle. This patch tapers off into a dark, narrow stripe that runs along the inner edge of the elytra to the tips which are also black.
Stictoleptura cordigera - eating
Stictoleptura cordigera - eating
Adult Stictoleptura cordigera visit flowering plants, especially Umbelliferae (Apiaceae). The larvae of the beetle develop in the decaying wood of deciduous trees.

Stictoleptura (Stictoleptura) cordigera
Subspecies4
German namesBeherzter Halsbock
Swedish namesHjärtfläckig blombock
French namesLepture porte-cSur
AuthorFueßlins, 1775
Distribution
Continents:

Eurasia
Europe
Southeast Europe (Greece (Aegean Islands (Crete)), Romania, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia (Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro (Serbia, Montenegro)), Albania), North Europe (Germany, Scandinavia (Sweden, Denmark)), West Europe (Austria, France (South France (Corsica)), Switzerland, Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands)), South Europe (Italy (Italy Islands (Sicily, Sardinia), North Italy, South Italy), Iberian Peninsula (Spain)), Central Europe (Czech Republic (Moravia, Bohemia), Slovakia), East Europe (Ukraine (Crimea))
Asia
West Asia (Near East (Turkey, Syria, Iran (North Iran)))
Africa
North Africa
Libya


Ecozones: Palaearctic

Distribution by Synonymus:
Corymbia cordigera   Europe, Germany
Leptura cordigera   Austria
Corymbia cordigera   Netherlands, Sicily, Sardinia, North Italy, South Italy
CountriesAlbania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Italy, Libya, Macedonia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, Ukraine
Links and ReferencesStictoleptura cordigera in dyntaxa.se
Stictoleptura cordigera in Wikipedia (English)

Description of images / photos
Photography with Cameras
Nikon D3x, Nikon D300, Canon 50D
Image editing with Photoshop
1. Stictoleptura cordigera
2. Corymbia cordigera
3. Stictoleptura cordigera - Side view
4. Stictoleptura cordigera - eating
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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
GenusStictoleptura
SubgenusStictoleptura
Speciescordigera
Stictoleptura cordigera
AuthorFueßlins, 1775
 
Synonyms
Aredolpona cordigera
Brachyleptura cordigera
Corymbia cordigera
Leptura cordigera
Leptura cordigera epipleuralis
Leptura hastata
Paracorymbia cordigera
Stenocorus lamed
 
Subspecies
Stictoleptura cordigera anojaensis
Stictoleptura cordigera anojiaensis
Stictoleptura cordigera cordigera
Stictoleptura cordigera illyrica
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