Anaglyptus (Anaglyptus) mysticoides Reitter, 1894
ssp. mysticoides Reitter, 1894

Anaglyptus mysticoides

[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing M.Hoskovec]

Anaglyptus mysticoides has been described as Anaglyptus (Cyrtophorus) mysticoides from Central Caucasus by Edmund Reitter in 1894 [❖]. The nominative subspecies, A. mysticoides mysticoides, with red basal part of elytra, is a Caucasian faunistic element occuring in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and reaching also NE Turkey. Larvae develop in dead wood of decidous trees (Quercus, Acer, etc.), adults are diurnal and anthophilous [✧].

Body length:8.9 - 13.2 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees (Quercus, Αcer, etc.)
Distribution:Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey

The depicted female beetle was collected in Manglisi (მანგლისი) environs (Tetritsqaro Municipality, Kvemo Kartli region, Georgia) on June 14, 2015.

Collected by M.Snížek

Reitter E.:
Zehnter Beitrag zur Coleopteren-Fauna des russischen Reiches.
Wiener Entomologische Zeitung 13: 122-128, 1894. [download pdf icon]

Miroshnikov A.I.:
Contribution to the knowledge of the longicorn beetles of the Caucasus. 3. Genus Anaglyptus Mulsant, 1839 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Entomologica Kubanica, Krasnodar 1: 61-103, 2000. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusAnaglyptini Lacordaire, 1869
GenusAnaglyptus Mulsant, 1839
SubgenusAnaglyptus Mulsant, 1839
SpeciesAnaglyptus (Anaglyptus) mysticoides Reitter, 1894
SubspeciesAnaglyptus (Anaglyptus) mysticoides mysticoides Reitter, 1894