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Agrilus olivicolor Kiesenwetter, 1857

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  • Agrilus olivaceus Ratzeburg, 1839
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European species with the center of the distribution in SE Europe preferring forest steppes, rocky slopes but occurring also in parks and gardens up to 700 m. Single eggs are deposited on the bark of both untouched and injured thin twiggs and larva bores its relatively short, zig-zag tunnels in the sapwood. Tunnels are often finished by the ring around the twigg. Pupal chamber is situated in the superficial part of the sapwood or partly in the bark. Development lasts one year, adult beetles come out in June - August with maximum in July, exceptionally also in April, May or September. Host plants: Betula pendula, Carpinus betulus, Castanea sativa, Corylus avellana, Fagus sylvatica, Quercus robur. As the host plants, A.olivicolor prefers in Central Europe Carpinus betulus and less frequently also Corylus avellana, Fagus sylvatica, Castanea sativa and other plants are used onle occassionally (Bílý, 2002).
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Biota
Eukaryota
Animalia
Eumetazoa
Arthropoda
Hexapoda
Insecta
Coleoptera
Buprestidae
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