Calchaenesthes oblongomaculata (Guérin-Méneville, 1844)


Calchaenesthes oblongomaculata
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Body length:8 - 15 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:oaks (Quercus spp.)
Distribution:Balkan Peninsula, European Turkey, Cyprus

The beetle depicted in upper pictures was beaten from a blossoming hawthorn (Crataegus) in locality situated along the main road from Sparta to Tripoli on a mountain plateau (20 km S Tripoli, 900 m, Peloponnese peninsula, Greece). Specimen in lower pictures was photographed by Laurens van der Linde in vicinity of church Kokini ekklisia, 3.5 kn NW of Nydri / Νυδρί (N38° 44.097' E20° 41.359'; Lefkada island, Ionian Islands, Greece).

Collected by M.Hoskovec and Laurens van der Linde

Calchaenesthes oblongomaculata
Calchaenesthes oblongomaculata
[Photo © Laurens van der Linde]

Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Trachyderini Dupont, 1836
Genus: Calchaenesthes Kraatz, 1863
Species: Calchaenesthes oblongomaculata (Guérin-Méneville, 1844)