Grammoptera (Grammoptera) merkli Frivaldszky, 1884

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: LEPTURINI
Grammoptera merkli
[Photo © Maxim E. Smirnov]

Grammoptera merkli, an endemic species to Turkey, has been described by Johann Frivaldszky in 1884 [❖].

Body length:4 - 7 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:April - June
Host plant:polyphagous in fungi infested branches of deciduous trees (e.g. Quercus)
Distribution:an endemic species to Turkey

The depicted male beetle was collected in Göynük environs (Kemer region, Antalya province, Turkey) on April 16, 2015.

Collected by Maxim E. Smirnov

Frivaldszky J.:
Coleoptera nova ex Asia Minore.
Természetrajzi Füzetek 8 (1): 1-8, 1884. [download pdf icon]

Rapuzzi P. and Sama G.:
Descriptions of nine new species of longhorn beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Munis Entomology & Zoology 9 (1): 1-16, 2014. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusLepturini Latreille, 1802
GenusGrammoptera Audinet-Serville, 1835
SubgenusGrammoptera Audinet-Serville, 1835
SpeciesGrammoptera (Grammoptera) merkli Frivaldszky, 1884