Axinopalpis barbarae, a rare endemic species to Cyprus, has been described together with its subspecies A. barbarae consobrinus by Gianfranco Sama in 1992 [✧].
Larvae of A. barbarae consobrinus develop in twigs of deciduous trees (e.g. Rhus coriaria, Prunus dulcis).
|Body length:||8 - 13 mm|
|Life cycle:||2 years|
|Adults in:||May - June|
|Host plant:||polyphagous on deciduous trees (Rhus coriaria, Prunus dulcis, etc.)|
|Distribution:||an endemic subspecies to Cyprus|
The depicted beetle reared from larvae found in Prunus twig 2 km NE of Limnatis (Λιμνάτης, Limassol district, Cyprus) on April 14-15, 2019.
Collected by our friend Milan Šárovec
Descrizione di nuovi Cerambycidae dell'isola di Cipro (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Lambillionea 92 (4): 297-307, 1992.
Ambrus R., Grosser W. and Hrbek J.:
Contribution to the knowledge of longhorn beetles from Cyprus (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Humanity space International Almanac 3 (2): 173-190, 2014.