Leptura aurulenta Fabricius, 1792 ♂
Common names: Hornet beetle [En], Lepture couleur d’or [Fr], Goldhaariger Halsbock [De]
Pui, HUNEDOARA ● Romania
Description: The body length is 12-25 mm. The female is larger than the male.
The head and pronotum are black, the elytra black with four transverse yellow or reddish yellow macula. Antennae and legs are black in male, more or less reddish yellow in female. The pronotum surface is finely punctured and with dense, short black pubescence; the front and hind margins fringed with longer golden pubescence. The elytra have fine punctuation and dense pubescence. The suture and side margins are strongly bordered.
Biology: Adults can be seen in July-August. The larva is polyphagous in deciduous trees (Quercus, Fagus, Alnus, etc.). Adults frequent flowers (Angelica, bramble, broom, Pyrus, scabious) and various conifers.
Habitat: Woods, parks.
Distribution: Central and Southern Europe, North Africa.
The Watford Coleoptera Group