Pseudosphegesthes bergeri Sláma, 1982

Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE  /  Tribus: CLYTINI
Pseudosphegesthes bergeri
[Photo © I.Jeniš]

Pseudosphegesthes bergeri is rare species endemic to Crete [❖] with relative small area of occurence in the West part of the island (five localities). Larvae of this interesting beetle develop in dead wood of Kermes oak (Quercus coccifera).

Body length:6 - 13 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:June
Host plant:Kermes oak (Quercus coccifera)
Distribution:an endemic species of Crete

Collected by our friend Ivo Jeniš in Omalos village (Crete).

Sláma M.E.F.:
Neu Arten und Unterarten von Cerambyciden aus Kreta (Coleoptera).
Reichenbachia, Dresden 20 (20): 203-212, 1982.

Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Clytini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Pseudosphegesthes Reitter, 1912
Species: Pseudosphegesthes bergeri Sláma, 1982