Osphranteria suaveolens Redtenbacher, 1850


Osphranteria suaveolens
[Photo © P.Jelínek]

Osphranteria suaveolens, described by Ludwig Redtenbacher from South Persia (Shiraz env.) in 1850 [❖], is a not common Cerambycid species known from Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Body length:17 - 25 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:unknown
Distribution:Iran, Afghanistan [✧] and Pakistan

Depicted beetles were found on flowering globethistles (Echinops sp.) in Hormozgan province (South Iran) on May 17, 2019.

Collected by P.Jelínek

Kollar V. & Redtenbacher L.:
Über den Charakter der Insecten-Fauna von Südpersien.
Denkschriften der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften (Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse), Wien I: 42-53, 1850. [download pdf icon]

Lazarev M. A.:
Catalogue of Afghanistan Longhorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) with two descriptions of new Phytoecia (Parobereina Danilevsky, 2018) from Central Asia.
Humanity space - International Almanac 8 (2): 104-140, 2019. [download pdf icon]

Osphranteria suaveolens
Osphranteria suaveolens
Osphranteria suaveolens
[Photo © P.Jelínek]

Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Callichromatini Blanchard, 1845
Genus: Osphranteria Redtenbacher, 1850
Species: Aromia suaveolens Redtenbacher, 1850