ssp. barbarae Sama, 1977
Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE / Tribus: CLYTINI
[Photo © P.Jelínek]
Isotomus speciosus barbarae, an endemite to Italy (12 known localities), is endangered taxon with a small area of occupancy (less than 2 000 km²). I. speciosus barbarae was originally described by Gianfranco Sama as I. barbarae [✧], but it was downgraded to the subspecies rank in 2018 [▽]. Larvae of this remarkable longhorn beetle develop in dead wood of deciduous trees (Ostrya carpinifolia, Carpinus orientalis) in woodlands in the hills and sub-montane regions of the Appenine ridge. Recently was discovered also in Latium (Central Italy; ❖).
Body length: 12 - 20 mm Life cycle: 2 - 3 years Adults in: May - July Host plant: Ostrya carpinifolia, Carpinus orientalis Distribution: an endemic subspecies to Italy
The depicted beetles were reared from larvae found in a dead branch of Fagus orientalis in San Gregorio (Lazio, Rome province, Central Italy).
Collected by P.Jelínek
Un nuovo Isotomus italiano: Isotomus barbarae n. sp.
Bollettino della Società Entomologica Italiana 109 (4-6): 66-74, 1977 [download ]
Isotomus barbarae Sama, 1977, nuova per il Lazio (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Bollettino dell’Associazione Romana di Entomologia 63 (1-4): 59-62, 2008. [download ]
Rapuzzi P. and Sama G.:
New taxa and notes on the systematic of palearctic Longhorn-Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Munis Entomology & Zoology 13 (1): 1-39, 2018. [download ]
Isotomus barbarae ♂ [Photo © P.Jelínek]
Isotomus barbarae ♀ [Photo © P.Jelínek]
|Subfamilia||Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802|
|Tribus||Clytini Mulsant, 1839|
|Genus||Isotomus Mulsant, 1863|
|Species||Isotomus speciosus (Schneider, 1787)|
|Subspecies||Isotomus speciosus barbarae Sama, 1977|