Anaglyptus mysticoides obscurissimus, a subspecies with completely black elytra known from Turkey, has been described as Anaglyptus obscurissimus
from Tokat by Maurice Pic in 1901 [❖]. For a very long time it was considered a senior synonym of A. mysticoides [✧] and it was not until 2017 that it was restituted
as its Turkish subspecies by Hüseyin Ozdikmen, Şener Atak and Fevzi Uçkan [▽]. Larvae develop in dead wood of decidous trees, adults are diurnal and anthophilous.
|Body length:||9 - 13 mm|
|Life cycle:||2 years|
|Adults in:||May - July|
|Host plant:||polyphagous in deciduous trees|
|Distribution:||an endemic subspecies to Turkey|
The depicted male beetle was collected in Yaralıgöz Geçidi (pass) near Kastamonu (1392 m a.s.l., Kastamonu Province, Turkey) on June 21, 2006.
Collected by P.Kabátek
Notes diverses et diagnoses [6e article].
L'Échange, Revue Linnéenne 17 (200): 57-59, 1901.
Zehnter Beitrag zur Coleopteren-Fauna des russischen Reiches.
Wiener Entomologische Zeitung 13: 122-128, 1894.
Özdikmen H., Atak Ş. and Uçkan F.:
A new subspecies of Anaglyptus mysticoides Reitter, 1894, Anaglyptus mysticoides obscurissimus Pic, 1901 stat. nov., from Turkey (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae).
Munis Entomology & Zoology 12 (1): 68-70, 2017.
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.