Agrilus biguttatus (Fabricius, 1777)

Jendek, Eduard & Nakládal, Oto, 2019, Taxonomic, distributional and biological study of the genus Agrilus (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). Part II, Zootaxa 4554 (2), pp. 401-459: 410-411

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4554.2.5

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Agrilus biguttatus (Fabricius, 1777)
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Agrilus biguttatus (Fabricius, 1777)  

( Figs 2 View FIGURES 2 A–2E, 14B)

Examined specimens. ALGERIA. Béjaia. GoogleMaps   20km E of Bejaia, Tichy   GoogleMaps ; 36°40'03"N, 005°08'43"E; 6-1983; 1 (EJCB). AZERBAIJAN. Talysh Mts. km 14–18, Rte Lenkoran-Lerik ; 38°44'20"N, 048°38'25"E; 4, 5-2001; 1 ( EJCB) GoogleMaps   . BULGARIA. Arkutino ; 42°18'N, 27°43'E; 6-1982; 1 ( EJCB) GoogleMaps   // Pirin Mts., Sugarevo env.; 41°33'39"N, 023°25'38"E; 6-2006; 2 ( EJCB) GoogleMaps   // Sliven env.; 42°41'38"N, 026°19'04"E; 5, 6-1994; 1 ♂ ( EJCB) GoogleMaps   . CZECH REPUBLIC. Bohuslavice ; 50°07'52"N, 015°06'35"E; 7-1987; 2 ( EJCB) GoogleMaps   // Brno ; 49°12'N, 016°33'E; 8-1984; 1 ( EJCB) GoogleMaps   // Ježkovice ; 49°17'54"N, 016°53'30"E; 7-1982; 1 ( EJCB) GoogleMaps   // Kněžičky env., Žehuňska obora; 50°08'52"N, 015°19'48"E; 5-2012; 1 ( EJCB) GoogleMaps   // Kobylí ; 48°56'05"N, 016°53'03"E; 5-1986; 1 ( EJCB) GoogleMaps   ; 6-1987; 3 (EJCB) // Libiš ; 50°16'34"N, 014°30'08"E; 5-1990; 1 ( EJCB) GoogleMaps   // Nová Ves ; 8-1999; 1 ( EJCB)   // Řevnice ; 49°54'46"N, 014°13'57"E; 6-1947; 1 ( EJCB) GoogleMaps   // Tursko ; 50°11'27"N, 014°19'20"E; 5-1976; 1 ( EJCB) GoogleMaps   . GEORGIA. Abkhazia. Picunda [= Pitsunda]; 43°11'10"N, 040°22'45"E; 6-1969; 1 ( EJCB) GoogleMaps   . GREECE. Katafito ; 41°20'40"N, 023°39'49"E; 5-2016; alt. 891 m; 1 ( EJCB) GoogleMaps   . SLOVAKIA. 5 km S of Poprad, Hranovnická Dubina Res. ; 49°01'N, 020°17'E; 6-2005; alt. 600–700 m; 1 ( EJCB) GoogleMaps   // 3 km SW Pukanec ; 48°21'N, 018°42'E; 6-2005; alt. 450–500 m; 1 ( EJCB) GoogleMaps   // Bratislava— Dlhé Diely ; 48°09'07"N, 017°02'31"E; 6-2004; 3 ( EJCB) GoogleMaps   // Bratislava—Malé Karpaty ; 48°10'50"N, 017°05'50"E; 5-1988; 6 ( EJCB) GoogleMaps   // Bratislava—Červený most; 48°10'26"N, 017°04'29"E; 7-1981; 1 ( EJCB) GoogleMaps   // Bratislava, Jur ; 48°14'55"N, 017°12'40"E; 6-1988; 1 ( EJCB) GoogleMaps   // Devín ; 48°10'49"N, 016°59'17"E; 5-1977; 1 ( EJCB) GoogleMaps   // Hlohovec ; 48°26'N, 17°48'E; 1979; Larval host: Quercus   ; 55 ( EJCB) GoogleMaps   // Kamenica nad Hronom ; 47°49'59"N, 018°43'22"E; 7- 1963; 2 ( EJCB) GoogleMaps   // Limbach ; 48°17'44"N, 017°12'43"E; 6-1977; 1 ( EJCB) GoogleMaps   // Modra ; 48°19'N, 17°18'E; 6-1982; 1 ( EJCB) GoogleMaps   // Nitra—Zobor ; 48°20'24"N, 018°06'19"E; 6-1975; 1 ( EJCB) GoogleMaps   // Plavecký Štvrtok ; 48°22'25"N, 017°01'18"E; 7-1975; 1 ( EJCB) GoogleMaps   // Zlaté Moravce, Tribeč ; 48°23'12"N, 018°26'19"E; 7-1980; 1 ( EJCB) GoogleMaps   ; 8-1980; 1 (EJCB). SLOVENIA. Kostanjevica na Krki ; 45°52'51"N, 015°25'11"E; 5-2010; 1 ♀ ( EJCB) GoogleMaps   . TURKEY. Bitlis. 25 km SW of Bitlis, Sarikonak ; 38°13'27"N, 041°54'31"E; 6-1995; 1 ( EJCB) GoogleMaps   . Içel. 20 km NW of Erdemli; 36°40'38"N, 034°10'59"E; 6-1992; 2 ( EJCB) GoogleMaps   .

Host plant cited. Adult: Quercus   .

Distribution ( Fig. 14B View FIGURES 14 ). AFRICA: ALGERIA: Annaba, Béjaia, Boumerdes, Oran, Tizi Ouzou; MOROCCO: Tanger-Tétouan; TUNISIA: Jendouba. ASIA: ARMENIA; AZERBAIJAN; CHINA: Inner Mongolia; GEORGIA; IRAN: Mazandaran; SYRIA: Latakia; TURKEY. EUROPE: ALBANIA; AUSTRIA; BELARUS; BELGIUM; BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA; BULGARIA; CROATIA; CZECH REPUBLIC; DENMARK; ESTONIA; FRANCE, Corse; GERMANY; GREECE; HUNGARY; ITALY, Sardegna, Sicilia; LATVIA; LIECHTENSTEIN; LITHUANIA; LUXEMBOURG; MACEDONIA; MOLDOVA; MONTENEGRO; NETHERLANDS; NORWAY: Aust-Agder, Vest-Agder, Vestfold; POLAND; PORTUGAL; ROMANIA; RUSSIA: Adygeya, Belgorod, Chuvash, Kirov, Lipetsk, Mariy-El, Moskva, Orenburg, Ryazan, Samara, Saratov, Stavropol, Tambov, Tatarstan, Udmurt, Ulyanovsk, Vladimir, Volgograd, Voronezh; SERBIA; SLOVAKIA; SLOVENIA; SPAIN; SWEDEN: Blekinge, Jönköping, Kalmar, Kronoberg, Östergötland, Skåne, Stockholm, Uppsala, Värmland, Västra Götaland; SWITZERLAND; TURKEY; UKRAINE; UNITED KINGDOM.

Remarks. The record of Kerremans (1908: 109) in catalog from Egypt and that of Nonnaizab et al., (1999: 112) in the checklist from China: Inner Mongolia, were omitted. Kostin (1973) listed A. biguttatus   without supporting references in the key of beetles of Kazakhstan. For this reason, also Kazakhstan was excluded from the distribution. However, Western and northwestern Kazakhstan make very likely eastern limits of the range of this species.

Biological remarks. In Slovakia, Agrilus biguttatus   is a very common species developing in stressed or dying Quercus   in natural habitats ( Figs 2 View FIGURES 2 A–2E). The species prefers parts with very thick bark, because the pupal chamber is located in the bark. Larval galleries running in the cambial part are very obscure when the bark is removed ( Figs 2 View FIGURES 2 D–2E), but infested trees can be detected by woodpecker’s activity peeling off the upper part of bark when foraging for the last instar larvae in pupal chambers ( Fig. 2B View FIGURES 2 ).