Rhagium mordax

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Blackspotted pliers support beetle
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Superfamily: Cerambycoidea
Family: Cerambycidae
Subfamily: Lepturinae
Genus: Rhagium
Species: 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 blackspotted pliers support 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. ^ IMP Images
  2. ^ a b c d e BioLib Taxon profile — species Rhagium mordax (DeGeer, 1775)