Acmaeops marginata

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Acmaeops marginata
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Cerambycidae
Genus: Acmaeops
Species: A. marginata
Binomial name
Acmaeops marginata
(Fabricius, 1781)[1]
  • Acmaeops marginatus var. seminiger Schaeffer, 1965
  • Acmaeops marginatus var. totusniger Demelt, 1966
  • Leptura marginata Fabricius, 1781 nec Müller, 1766
  • Acmaeops marginatus (Fabricius) Villiers, 1978 (misspelling)

Acmaeops marginata is a species of the Lepturinae subfamily in the longhorn beetle family. It was described by Johan Christian Fabricius in 1781[2] and is known from Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Baltic states, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Norway, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine,[3] China, Mongolia, and Montenegro. Adult beetle feeds on Scots pine, and Norway spruce.[2]


Adults of this species are brown-black in colour and 7–11 millimetres (0.28–0.43 in) long. They fly from May to June during which months they feed on various Pinus species.[4]


There are three varieties in species:[2]

  • Acmaeops marginata var. bicoloripes Pic
  • Acmaeops marginata var. immarginata Plavilstshikov
  • Acmaeops marginata var. spadicea Pic, 1904


  1. ^ "Acmaeops marginata (Fabricius, 1781)". Cerambycidae of the World. 7 July 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c BioLib Taxon profile — species Acmaeops marginata (Fabricius, 1781)
  3. ^ "Acmaeops marginatus (Fabricius, 1781)". Fauna Europaea. 2.6.2. 29 August 2013. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Acmaeops marginatus (Fabricius, 1781)". Cerambyx. Retrieved 28 March 2015.