Taxon profile


Dusky Longhorn
Arhopalus rusticus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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

Scientific synonyms

Cerambyx (Callidium) lugubris Gmelin, 1790
Cerambyx fuscus Voet, 1806 nec Olivier, 1792
Cerambyx rusticus Linnaeus, 1758 o
Criocephalum rusticum (Linnaeus) Dejean, 1835
Criocephalus polonicus (Motschulsky) Ganglbauer, 1882
Criocephalus rusticus (Linnaeus) Mulsant, 1839
Callidium triste (Fabricius) Silfverberg, 1979 (misidentification) M



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.

Similar species

Arhopalus coreanus (Sharp, 1905)
Arhopalus syriacus (Reitter, 1895)

Included taxa

Number of records: 5

subspecies Arhopalus rusticus hesperus Chemsak & Linsley, 1965
subspecies Arhopalus rusticus montanus (LeConte, 1873)
subspecies Arhopalus rusticus nubilus (LeConte, 1850)
subspecies Arhopalus rusticus obsoletus (Randall, 1838)
subspecies Arhopalus rusticus rusticus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Arhopalus rusticus rusticus

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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