Saphanus piceus piceus (Laicharting, 1784)
|Location:||Austria, Wien, Lainzer Tiergarten|
|Copyright:||Per Hoffmann Olsen|
|Camera:||Canon EOS 50D|
|Lens:||Sigma 150mm 1:2.8 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.