Habitat and Ecology
This is an obligate saproxylic species. The larvae feed in the wood of dead branches of Quercus (Chobaut 1893). The adult beetles fly in sunny weather to feed at flowers and therefore require open forest or ecotonal habitat of forest and meadow (Vives 2001).
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Chlorophorus ruficornis
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
European regional assessment: listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large overall population, and because it does not appear to be facing any major threats.
EU 27 regional assessment: listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large overall population, and because it does not appear to be facing any major threats.
There is little information available on the abundance of this species although it is widespread. The population trend remains unknown.
The species is not thought to face any major threats (M. Méndez pers. comm. 2009).