Hybometopia starcki Ganglbauer, 1889
[= Hybometopia starki Ganglbauer, 1889]


Hybometopia starcki
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Hybometopia starcki
[Photo © D.G. Kasatkin; www.zin.ru]

This very interesting beetle was reared from a dead twig of Castanea sativa collected in NE Turkey near Hopa village. Together with this species in the same branch we collected larvae of Parmenopsis caucasica (Leder, 1879). Judging from its behaviour Hybometopia starcki is probably a nocturnal species.

Body length:5 - 12 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:February - June
Host plant:polygophagous in deciduous trees
Distribution:Caucasus, NE Turkey

Collected by M.Rejzek

Hybometopia starcki
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Graciliini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Hybometopia Ganglbauer, 1889
Species: Hybometopia starcki Ganglbauer, 1889