Anaglyptus (Anaglyptus) mysticoides Reitter, 1894
ssp. obscurissimus Pic, 1901
[= Anaglyptus obscurissimus Pic, 1901]
[= Anaglyptus subimpressus Pic, 1901]
[= Anaglyptus mysticus anatolicus Demelt, 1970]

Anaglyptus mysticoides obscurissimus

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

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

Pic M.:
Notes diverses et diagnoses [6e article].
L'Échange, Revue Linnéenne 17 (200): 57-59, 1901. [download pdf icon]

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

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. [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 obscurissimus Pic, 1901