Rutpela maculata

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Rutpela maculata, the spotted longhorn, is a beetle species of flower longhorns of the family Cerambycidae, subfamily Lepturinae.

Rutpela maculata
Rutpela maculata. Male
Scientific classification
R. maculata
Binomial name
Rutpela maculata
(Poda, 1761)
  • Leptura armata Herbst in Füssli, 1784
  • Leptura fasciata Scopoli, 1763
  • Leptura nigra Petagna, 1787 nec Linnaeus, 1758
  • Leptura quinquemaculata Gmelin, 1790
  • Leptura rubea Geoffroy, 1785
  • Rutpela maculata (Poda) Nakane & Ohbayashi, 1957
  • Stenocorus belga major Voet, 1806
  • Strangalia maculata P(Poda) Mulsant, 1863

Varieties edit

Varieties within this species include:[1]

  • Rutpela maculata var. calcarata Olivier, 1790
  • Rutpela maculata var. maculipes Podaný, 1950
  • Rutpela maculata var. nigricornis (Stierlin, 1864)
  • Rutpela maculata var. seminotata Kaufman, 1947
  • Rutpela maculata var. subbinotata Podaný
  • Rutpela maculata var. subsinuata Depoli
  • Rutpela maculata var. undulata (Mulsant, 1839)
  • Rutpela maculata var. subexternepunctata Podaný
  • Rutpela maculata var. parumnotata Podaný
  • Rutpela maculata var. subspinosa Fabricius, 1792
  • Rutpela maculata var. subundulata Depoli, 1926
  • Rutpela maculata var. subdisconotata Podaný
  • Rutpela maculata var. sinuata Fabricius, 1792

Distribution edit

This beetle is widespread in most of Europe, in the eastern Palearctic realm, and in the Near East (Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Corsica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Sardinia, Serbia, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, and the United Kingdom).[2][1]

Description edit

Rutpela maculata – mating pair
Rutpela maculata – in-flight

The adults grow up to 13–20 millimetres (0.51–0.79 in). The head and pronotum are dark-brown, while elytra are yellowish, with black dots and stripes, rough imitations of wasps, which probably gives them some protection from birds.[3]

Biology edit

Adults can be encountered from May through August, completing their life cycle in two-three years.[3] They only live two-four weeks. They are very common flower-visitors, especially Apiaceae species, feeding on pollen and the nectar. Larvae are polyphagous in deciduous trees, mainly feeding on Picea abies, Corylus avellana, Fagus sylvatica, Castanea sativa and Ostrya carpinifolia, as well as on Quercus, Carpinus, Salix, Alnus, Populus and Betula species.[1][3]

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