Gray-winged Erdbock ( Iberodorcadion fuliginator )
|( Linnaeus , 1758)|
The Grauflüglige Erdbock or variable Erdbock ( Iberodorcadion fuliginator , Syn. : Dorcadion fuliginator ) is a beetle from the family of longhorn beetles (Cerambycidae). Within this large family of beetles, it belongs to the subfamily of the Weberbok (Lamiinae) and to the Dorcadiini tribe .
The beetles are 10 to 15 millimeters long. They have a compact physique and have fused wing coverts , which is why they cannot fly. The body is black and has bluish gray elytra.
They occur from south-western Europe to central Germany (especially in southern Germany and Thuringia ) on dry grassland with little vegetation , but are absent in Austria , the Czech Republic , Slovakia and Poland .
Way of life
The animals live on the ground, where they feed on grass. The larvae develop on grass roots and do not live xylobiont.
- Jiři Zahradnik, Irmgard Jung, Dieter Jung, Jarmila Hoberlandtova, Ivan Zpevak: Beetles of Central and Northwestern Europe , Parey Berlin 1985, ISBN 3-490-27118-1