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Saperda populnea - Gall inhabited by earwig Gall with exit hole in twig of a Poplar tree (Populus sp.) caused by larva of Saperda populnea.<br />
If you look closely, you can see that the empty gall is now used as a shelter by a female European Earwig (Forficula auricularia) :o)<br />
Another gall and exit hole on the same tree:<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/68796/saperda_populnea_-_gall_inhabited_by_earwig.html" title="Saperda populnea - Gall inhabited by earwig"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3043/68796_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1558569610&Signature=aBCPBNajrOLkd8%2BR3qJMJNaOKFA%3D" width="200" height="114" alt="Saperda populnea - Gall inhabited by earwig Gall with exit hole in twig of a Poplar tree (Populus sp.) caused by larva of Saperda populnea.<br />
If you look closely, you can see that the empty gall is now used as a shelter by a female European Earwig (Forficula auricularia) :o)<br />
Another gall and exit hole on the same tree:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/68796/saperda_populnea_-_exit_hole_earwig.html<br />
A couple of Saperda populnea found on the same tree:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/48040/saperda_populnea_-_female.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/48041/saperda_populnea_-_male_collage.html Cerambycidae,Coleoptera,Earwig,Exit hole,Forficula auricularia,Gall,Geotagged,Netherlands,Populus,Saperda,Saperda populnea,Small poplar borer" /></a></figure><br />
A couple of Saperda populnea found on the same tree:<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/48040/saperda_populnea_-_female.html" title="Saperda populnea - Female"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3043/48040_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1558569610&Signature=yIistzPKwusFoFxy74ehMeWGq%2BY%3D" width="200" height="150" alt="Saperda populnea - Female This is the female of the &quot;lesser poplar longhorn&quot; (Kleine Populierenboktor) Saperda populnea, with 10-15mm a good deal smaller than its congener Saperda carcharias (20-23mm)<br />
The male has slightly longer antennae: https://www.jungledragon.com/image/48041/saperda_populnea_-_male_collage.html<br />
<br />
Here is Saperda carcharias: https://www.jungledragon.com/image/48039/saperda_carcharias.html<br />
 Cerambycidae,Coleoptera,Geotagged,Netherlands,Saperda,Saperda populnea,Small poplar borer" /></a></figure><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/48041/saperda_populnea_-_male_collage.html" title="Saperda populnea - Male collage"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3043/48041_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1558569610&Signature=%2Bw5L7LzLBDAxstPuB2ezskfPlaI%3D" width="200" height="150" alt="Saperda populnea - Male collage This is a male of the &quot;lesser poplar longhorn&quot; (Kleine Populierenboktor) Saperda populnea, with 10-15mm a good deal smaller than its congener Saperda carcharias (20-23mm).<br />
The female has slightly shorter antennae:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/48041/saperda_populnea_-_female.html<br />
<br />
Here is Saperda carcharias: https://www.jungledragon.com/image/48039/saperda_carcharias.html Cerambycidae,Coleoptera,Geotagged,Netherlands,Saperda,Saperda populnea,Small poplar borer" /></a></figure> Cerambycidae,Coleoptera,Earwig,Exit hole,Forficula auricularia,Gall,Geotagged,Netherlands,Populus,Saperda,Saperda populnea,Small poplar borer Click/tap to enlarge

Saperda populnea - Gall inhabited by earwig

Gall with exit hole in twig of a Poplar tree (Populus sp.) caused by larva of Saperda populnea.
If you look closely, you can see that the empty gall is now used as a shelter by a female European Earwig (Forficula auricularia) :o)
Another gall and exit hole on the same tree:

Saperda populnea - Gall inhabited by earwig Gall with exit hole in twig of a Poplar tree (Populus sp.) caused by larva of Saperda populnea.<br />
If you look closely, you can see that the empty gall is now used as a shelter by a female European Earwig (Forficula auricularia) :o)<br />
Another gall and exit hole on the same tree:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/68796/saperda_populnea_-_exit_hole_earwig.html<br />
A couple of Saperda populnea found on the same tree:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/48040/saperda_populnea_-_female.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/48041/saperda_populnea_-_male_collage.html Cerambycidae,Coleoptera,Earwig,Exit hole,Forficula auricularia,Gall,Geotagged,Netherlands,Populus,Saperda,Saperda populnea,Small poplar borer

A couple of Saperda populnea found on the same tree:
Saperda populnea - Female This is the female of the "lesser poplar longhorn" (Kleine Populierenboktor) Saperda populnea, with 10-15mm a good deal smaller than its congener Saperda carcharias (20-23mm)<br />
The male has slightly longer antennae: https://www.jungledragon.com/image/48041/saperda_populnea_-_male_collage.html<br />
<br />
Here is Saperda carcharias: https://www.jungledragon.com/image/48039/saperda_carcharias.html<br />
 Cerambycidae,Coleoptera,Geotagged,Netherlands,Saperda,Saperda populnea,Small poplar borer

Saperda populnea - Male collage This is a male of the "lesser poplar longhorn" (Kleine Populierenboktor) Saperda populnea, with 10-15mm a good deal smaller than its congener Saperda carcharias (20-23mm).<br />
The female has slightly shorter antennae:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/48041/saperda_populnea_-_female.html<br />
<br />
Here is Saperda carcharias: https://www.jungledragon.com/image/48039/saperda_carcharias.html Cerambycidae,Coleoptera,Geotagged,Netherlands,Saperda,Saperda populnea,Small poplar borer

    comments (3)

  1. And, some fantastic lichens as well! Posted 5 months ago
    1. Yes, I realized that, but I have never attempted to ID any, so I thought to best keep it quiet ... that is, until some "Christine" came by and ... oh well ... ;o) Posted 5 months ago
      1. Hehe ;P Posted 5 months ago

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Saperda populnea (Linnaeus, 1758) is a species of longhorn beetle.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Nov 7, 2018. Captured in Weerseloseweg 394, 7522 PT Enschede, Netherlands.