Brachyta borni (Ganglbauer, 1903)
[= Evodinus borni Ganglbauer, 1903]

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: RHAGIINI

Brachyta borni
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Body length:11 - 15 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years [?]
Adults in:June - July
Host plant:Potentilla crantzii Crantz & Fritsch
Distribution:species endemic to France (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence)

Brachyta borni is a very rare species endemic to France, namely to the French Alps (Col de Vars, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence), where it inhabits the alpine zone. Its biology has been discovered and reported on by Hervé Brustel et al. [❖]. According to this work Brachyta borni is associated with alpine cinquefoil (Potentilla crantzii). The larva feeds in the roots of this plant.

Collected by Hervé Brustel

Brustel H., Berger P. and Minetti R. :
Nouvelles observations sur Brachyta borni Ganglbauer (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Lambillionea XCVII (1): 141-149, 1997.

Subfamilia: Lepturinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Rhagiini Kirby, 1837
Genus: Brachyta Fairmaire in Jacquelin du Val, 1864
Species: Brachyta borni (Ganglbauer, 1903)