Delagrangeus (Delagrangeus) angustissimus Pic, 1892
ssp. troodi Sama, 1994

Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE  /  Tribus: DEILINI
Delagrangeus angustissimus troodi
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Delagrangeus angustissimus troodi, occuring in South-East Mediterranean , has been described from Mount Olympus (Troödos Mts., Cyprus) by Gianfranco Sama in 1994 [✧]. Larvae of this interesting taxon develop in dying or dead branches of Cupressaceae (Juniperus, Cupressus, Thuja).

Body length:6 - 11 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:June - August
Host plant:Cupressaceae (Juniperus, Cupressus, Thuja)
Distribution:Cyprus, Lebanon

The depicted beetles were reared from larvae found in a dead branch of foetid juniper (Juniperus foetidissima) in the summit part of Mount Olympus (1830 m a.s.l., N34°55′41″ E32°52′19″, Troödos Mts., Cyprus) in April 14, 2008.

Collected by M.Hoskovec

Sama G.:
Descrizione di Parmena striatopunctata n.sp. della Turchia nord orientale e note sul genere Delagrangeus Pic, 1892 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae)
Lambillionea 94 (4): 553-558, 1994.

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. [download pdf icon]

Delagrangeus angustissimus troodi
Delagrangeus angustissimus troodi
Delagrangeus angustissimus troodi
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusDeilini Faimaire, 1864
GenusDelagrangeus Pic, 1892
SubgenusDelagrangeus Pic, 1892
SpeciesDelagrangeus (Delagrangeus) angustissimus Pic, 1892
SubspeciesDelagrangeus (Delagrangeus) angustissimus troodi Sama, 1994