Taxon profile


Burnt Pine Longhorn Beetle
Arhopalus ferus (Mulsant, 1839)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Coleoptera - beetles »  family Cerambycidae - longhorn beetles »  genus Arhopalus

Scientific synonyms

Arhopalus ferus dichrous Mandl, 1972
Arhopalus tristis var. hispanicus (Sharp, 1905)
Criocephalum epibata Schiödte, 1864
Criocephalus ferus (Mulsant) Sharp, 1905
Criocephalus ferus var. hispanicus Sharp, 1905
Criocephalus polonicus Motschulsky, 1845
Criocephalus rusticus var. ferus Mulsant, 1839 o
Arhopalus tristis (Fabricius) Auctorum (misidentification) M
Callidium triste (Fabricius) Lipp, 1937 (misidentification) M
Criocephalum triste (Fabricius) Auctorum (misidentification) M


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The real identity of Callidium triste Fabricius, 1787 is still unknown: according to Lipp (1937) it is identical to Criocephalus rusticus var. ferus, while according to Silfverberg (1979) and Sama (1991) it is identical to Cerambyx rusticus.
According to the description, Callidium triste was only one-third as long as Callidium rusticum. Moreover, Fabricius (1792) synonymised it with Callidium arvense Panzer, 1789 (sometimes deemed as synonym of Tetropium fuscum).
Definitively, it seems that Callidium triste actually belonged to the genus Tetropium and both modern "types" are faked.

Intertaxon relationships

predator: Thoramus wakefieldi (Sharp, 1877)

food: Pinus sylvestris L. - Scots Pine, Pinus nigra J.F. Arnold - European Black Pine, Pinus radiata D. Don - Monterey Pine, Pinus halepensis Mill. - Aleppo Pine, Pinus pinea L. - Stone Pine

parasitoid: Megaselia rufipes (Meigen, 1804)

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Names (not confirmed) - 1


o original combination

M taxon was incorrectly identified in certain scientific works

i species introduced to area described by check-list

? disputed occurrence of species in area described by check-list

species extinct in area described by check-list