Habitat and Ecology
This is an obligate saproxylic species. The larvae develop under the bark of dead trunks and thick branches (especially in the tree-tops) of various broad-leaved tree species (especially Quercus, also in Prunus, Pyrus). Adults emerge in May - July and are found on the host-plants. It is not restricted to veteran trees or old-growth woodland according to recent data; also being found in managed oak stands of medium age. In Hungary it lives in light thermophilous oak forests (turkey oak and white oak) (O. Merkl pers.comm. 2009). In Romania it has been found around the mezo-thermophilous forests (P. Istrate pers. comm. 2009). In Germany it is a species of thermophilic oak forests. In Greece it has been found in pine trees (P. Petrakis pers. comm. 2009). There is not any detailed information on the habitats and ecology of this species for European Turkey.
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