Pteleobius vittatus (Fabricius, 1787)

elm bark beetle

on Ulmus

parasite

The larvae develop under the bark of ailing or dying trees. However, the adults hibernate in short (0.5-1 cm) galleries that they make in the bark of healthy trees. Buhr writes that in the following spring copious callus tissue is formed as a reaction.

host plants

Ulmaceae, monophagous

Ulmus minor.

phenology

Univoltine.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

references

Buhr (1965a), Roskam (2019a), Zanta & Battisti (1990a).

mod 15.xii.2019