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Flower Longhorn / Gefleckter Blütenbock

Judolia (Pachytodes) cerambyciformis


It is a species of beetle belonging to the family Cerambycidae, subfamily Lepturinae (flower longhorns). Larvae eat many species of deciduous and coniferous trees, mainly feeding on the roots of Abies alba, Picea abies, Castanea sativa, and Aegopodium podagraria. In April or May larvae leave the host plant and pupate in the ground. The life cycle is complete in 2 years. The adults grow to 7 - 12 mm long and are often encountered on flowers from May through August. Their light-brown elytra have black spots, which are very variable and sometimes absent.


This beetle is present in most of Southern Europe, especially in hilly and mountainous areas.


Can be confused with much rarer find Pachytodes erraticus but it is more shiny and the joints differ . Related spotting:

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Jopy 7 years ago
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injica 7 years ago

Ipak si u pravu ;)

injica 7 years ago

hm moram jos ovoj zglobove provjerit jer mislim da sam jucer nasla jednu mat i njoj provjerila zglobove i cerambyciformis je ta ;)

injica 7 years ago

Znas da mislim da bi ovo ipak mogla biti Pachytodes erraticus, jedna od razlika izmedju ovo dvoje je to sta erraticus sjaji a cerambyciformis je tebi cini da moja sjaji?

injica 7 years ago

Hvala ti .)

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Spotted on Jun 12, 2013
Submitted on Jun 12, 2013

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