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Flatheaded woodborer

Capnodis tenebrionis


Black beetle 2.5 cm. The larva is 5 cm long and has a striking head. It attacks Rosaceae and becomes a terrible plague that can be difficult to eradicate.


It extends to Southern Europe, Czechoslovakia and Austria. Host plants: pear, apricot, almond and other stone-fruit species.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Salvi 9 years ago
Capnodis tenebrionis (Buprestidae)

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Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 9 years ago

Thanks for another ID, Salvi.

Noe and Pili
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Noe and Pili

Conil de la Frontera, Andalucía, Spain

Spotted on Oct 2, 2011
Submitted on Oct 5, 2011

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