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Agrilus betuleti (Ratzeberg, 1837)

Synonym
  • Agrilus foveicollis Marseul, 1869
  • Agrilus impressicollis Marseul, 1866
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Eurosiberian species preferring altitudes between 400 – 800 m in Central Europe. Only a little is known about its bionomy. Probably single eggs are deposited on the bark of branches or young trunks of birch-trees. Larval tunnels are very similar to those of A. angustulus or A. laticornis. Larval development lasts one year, with pupation in May. The pupal chamber is usually situated in the superficial part of the sapwood or in the bark, if the bark is thick enough. Adult beetles can appear at the end of May but most adults emerge in June and July, occasionally also in August. Adults are often gregarious on young leaves or sprouts of birch trees for adult feeding and copulation. Host plants: Betula nana, B. pendula, B. pubescens (Bílý, 2002).
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Biota
Eukaryota
Animalia
Eumetazoa
Arthropoda
Hexapoda
Insecta
Coleoptera
Buprestidae
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