Chlorophorus grosseri, an endemic and rare East Anatolian species, has been described from Şouth-Eastern Turkey by Gianfranco Sama and Pierpaolo Rapuzzi in 2011 [❖].
Ch. grosseri larvae develop in dying or freshly dead parts of living oaks (Quercus sp.). Females lay eggs to dead apical parts of small living branches or stumps
(2-5 cm in diameter) cut by people the previous year or girdled by other Cerambycidae [❖].
|Body length:||9 - 10 mm|
|Life cycle:||2 years [?]|
|Adults in:||May - July [?]|
|Host plant:||Quercus sp.|
|Distribution:||an endemic species to South-Eastern Turkey|
The depicted paratype beetle, found as freshly hatched immature adult in dead oak twig, was collected 2 km E of Gündeş (N37.32° E42.49°; 930 m a.s.l, Çukurca district, Hakkari province, Turkey) on June 22, 2010.
Collected by our friend Walter Grosser
Sama G. and Rapuzzi P.:
Description of three new species of longhorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) from Turkey and Syria.
Biodiversity Journal 2 (2): 85-88, 2011.