Anastrangalia sanguinolenta

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Anastrangalia sanguinolenta is a species of flower longhorn beetles belonging to the family Cerambycidae, subfamily Lepturinae.

Anastrangalia sanguinolenta
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Cerambycidae
Genus: Anastrangalia
A. sanguinolenta
Binomial name
Anastrangalia sanguinolenta
(Linnaeus, 1761)
  • Anastrangalia sandoeensis (Palm)
  • Corymbia sanguinolenta (Pesarini & Sabbadini, 1994)
  • Leptura bonaeriensis (Burmeister, 1865)
  • Anastrangalia sandoeensis (Palm)
  • Leptura ignita (Geoffroy, 1785)
  • Leptura melanura (Stroem, 1765 nec Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Leptura sandoeensis (Palm, 1953)
  • Leptura sanguinolenta (Linnaeus, 1761)
  • Leptura variabilis (DeGeer, 1775)
  • Marthaleptura sanguinolenta Ohbayashi, 1963)
  • Ophiostomis bonariensis (Burmeister, Bruch, 1912)
Anastrangalia sanguinolenta

This beetle is a common species present in most of Europe and in the Near Eastern countries such as Caucasus, Transcaucasia, and Turkey, where they mainly inhabit mountainous coniferous forests.[1]

Head, antennae and pronotum are black in both sexes, while elytra are reddish-brown in the female and yellowish-brown in the male.[2]

The adults grow up to 8–13 millimetres (0.31–0.51 in) and can be encountered from May through August, completing their life cycle in 2–3 years.[1]

The larvae develop at the expense of various species of conifers, mainly within dead wood of Pinus sylvestris and Picea abies. The adults visit flowers for nectar and pollen.