Rhagium mordax

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Blackspotted pliers support beetle
Rhagium mordax on moss.jpg
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R. mordax
Binomial name
Rhagium mordax
(DeGeer, 1775)
Synonyms
  • Cerambyx mordax (DeGeer) Gmelin, 1790
  • Leptura mordax DeGeer, 1775
  • Rhagium linnei Laicharting, 1784
  • Rhagium mordax var. excolita Slama
  • Rhagium mordax var. klinzici Podaný
  • Rhagium vulgare Samouelle, 1819

The black-spotted longhorn beetle (Rhagium mordax)[1]) is a species of the Lepturinae subfamily in the long-horned beetle family.[2] This beetle is distributed in Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.[2] Larvae develop in silver fir, hazel, European weeping birch, European beech, and the European chestnut.[2] Ischnoceros rusticus is a parasitoid wasp from ichneumonid family that parasite on Rhagium mordax larvae.[2]

Subtaxa[edit]

There are five varieties in species:[2]

  • Rhagium mordax var. altajense Plavilstshikov, 1915
  • Rhagium mordax var. klenkai Heyrovský, 1914
  • Rhagium mordax var. mediofasciatum Plavilstshikov, 1936
  • Rhagium mordax var. morvandicum Pic, 1927
  • Rhagium mordax var. subdilatatum Pic, 1917

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Longhorn Beetles | Great Fen". www.greatfen.org.uk. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  2. ^ a b c d e BioLib Taxon profile — species Rhagium mordax (DeGeer, 1775)