Isotomus speciosus (Schneider, 1787)
ssp. jarmilae Sláma, 1982
[= Isotomus jarmilae Sláma, 1982]

Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE  /  Tribus: CLYTINI
Isotomus speciosus jarmilae
[Photo © Fotis Samaritakis]

Isotomus speciosus jarmilae, a rare endemic subspecies to Crete, has been described from Omalos village environs (Crete) as Isotomus jarmilae by Milan E. F. Sláma in 1982 [❖]. However, according to Pierpaolo Rapuzzi and Gianfranco Sama it is only a subspecies of Isotomus speciosus. Larvae of this beautiful beetle develop in dead branches and stems of Kermes oak (Quercus coccifera).

Body length:12 - 23 mm
Life cycle:2 - 4 years
Adults in:June - July
Host plant:Kermes oak (Quercus coccifera)
Distribution:an endemic subspecies to Crete

Collected by Fotis Samaritakis in Omalos (Ομαλός) village environs (Chania region, Crete).

Sláma M.E.F.:
Neue Arten von Cerambyciden aus Kreta (Coleoptera).
Reichenbachia, Dresden 23 (5): 17-22, 1985. [download pdf icon]

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 pdf icon]

Isotomus speciosus jarmilae
Isotomus speciosus jarmilae
[Photo © Fotis Samaritakis]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusClytini Mulsant, 1839
GenusIsotomus Mulsant, 1863
SpeciesIsotomus speciosus (Schneider, 1787)
SubspeciesIsotomus speciosus jarmilae Sláma, 1982