Cerambyx heinzianus, a rare endemic East-Anatolian species, has been described by Carl von Demelt in 1976 [❖]. The adult beetles begin to appear quite late in summer (end of June)
and they can be found flying around stunted oaks or sitting on their leaves during the day.
|Body length:||20 - 35 mm|
|Life cycle:||2 - 4 years|
|Adults in:||June - July|
|Host plant:||oaks (Quercus spp.) |
|Distribution:||an endemic species to Eastern Anatolia (Turkey)|
The depicted female beetle (38 mm) was captured in Muş environs (Muş province, Eastern Anatolia, Turkey) on July 11, 1988.
Von Demelt C.:
Eine neue Cerambyx-Art aus Ost-Anatolien.
Zeitschrift der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Österreichischer Entomologen 28: 1-3, 1976.
Özdikmen H. and Turgut S.:
On turkish Cerambyx Linnaeus, 1758 with zoogeographical remarks (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae).
Munis Entomology & Zoology 4 (2): 301-319, 2009.