Copyright: Per Hoffmann Olsen

Saphanus piceus piceus (Laicharting, 1784)

Saphanus piceus piceus


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  • German/Austrian: Schwarzer Bergbock
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  • Image: 1920x1080
  • Location: Austria, Wien, Lainzer Tiergarten
  • Date: 10/06/2016
  • Copyright: Per Hoffmann Olsen
  • Camera: Canon EOS 50D
  • Lens: Sigma 150mm APO Macro


There are 3 subspecied in Europe, the two other are only known from Southern Europe. 
This was photographed during a guided night tour in the Lainzer Tiergarten in 2016.
This is only the 2nd record ever found in Vienna. The first was found in a private coleoptera collection donated to the Natural History Museum Vienna and is undated - possibly from the first half of the 20th century.

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