Anastrangalia dubia, a widely distributed montane species occuring in Europe, Mediterranean basin, Asia Minor and Caucasus/Transcaucasia, has been described from Carniola (Slovenia) as Leptura Dubia
by Giovanni Antonio Scopoli in 1763 [▽]. One of its three known subspecies, A. dubia moreana endemic to Peloponnese (Greece), has been described from Taygetos Mts. as Leptura dubia var. moreana by Maurice Pic in 1906 [❖].
This interesting taxon was considered by many authors only as a synonym for the nominate subspecies, but according to Milan E.F. Sláma, in addition to a very different elytra color pattern in males, it is also a morphologically well-distinguished subspecies [✱].
A. dubia moreana larvae develop in decaying wood of coniferous trees, life cycle 2 years. Adults, active from end of May to July, are diurnal and anthophilous.
|Body length:||10 - 15 mm|
|Life cycle:||2 years|
|Adults in:||late May - July|
|Host plant:||polyphagous in coniferous trees (Abies cephalonica is probably preferred)|
|Distribution:||an endemic subspecies of coniferous mountane forests in Peloponnese (Greece)|
The depicted male beetle was neaten from a blossoming hawthorn (Crataegus) in Alonistena (Αλωνίσταινα) environs (1100-1200 m a.s.l.; Menalo Mts., Arcadia nomos, Peloponnese, Greece) on June 2, 2003.
Collected by Michal Hoskovec
Entomologia Carniolica exhibens Insecta Carniolæ indigena et distribua in ordines, genera, species, varietates. Methodo Linnæana.
Trattner, Vindobonae: 6 + i-xxiii + 421pp, 1763.
Notes entomologiques diverses (Suite).
L'Échange, Revue Linnéenne 22 (264): 96, 1906.
Taxonomic remarks on some west-palaearctic longhorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) and description of a new subspecies.
Biocosme Mésogéen 32 (1-2): 33-50, 2015.