Oberea (Amaurostoma) taygetana Pic, 1901

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI

Oberea taygetana
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

Oberea taygetana, the most robust species of Amaurostoma subgenus endemic to Peloponnese (Greece), has been described from Taygetos Mts. by Maurice Pic in 1901 [▽]. Like other species of the subgenus Amaurostoma, O. taygetana is ecologically attached to the spurges (Euphorbia spp.) in which stalks its larvae develop.

Body length:12 - 18 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:Euphorbia spp.
Distribution:an endemic species to South Greece

The depicted beetle was photographed in Acrocorinth (Ακροκόρινθος) castle environs (Corinth, Corinthia regional unit, Peloponnese, Greece) on May 25, 2021.

Collected by Daniel Rydzi

Pic M.:
Notes diverses et diagnoses [4e article].
L'Échange, Revue Linnéenne 17 (196): 25-27, 1901. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusOberea Dejean, 1835
SubgenusAmaurostoma Müller, 1906
SpeciesOberea (Amaurostoma) taygetana Pic, 1901