Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE / Tribus: CLYTINI
[Photo © P.Jelínek]
Isotomus barbarae, an endemite to Italy (12 known localities), is endangered species with a small area of occupancy (less than 2 000 km²). Larvae of this remarkable species 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 species 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 our friend Maurizio Gigli
Isotomus barbarae Sama, 1977, nuova per il Lazio (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Bollettino dell’Associazione Romana di Entomologia 63 (1-4): 59-62, 2008. [download ]
Un nuovo Isotomus italiano: Isotomus barbarae n. sp.
Bollettino della Società Entomologica Italiana 109 (4-6): 66-74, 1977 [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 barbarae Sama, 1977