Pseudosphegesthes longitarsus Holzschuh, 1974

Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE  /  Tribus: CLYTINI
Pseudosphegesthes longitarsus
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Pseudosphegestes longitarsus, described by Carolus von Holzschuh in 1974 [❖], is a very rare endemic species from South and South-East Anatolia (Turkey). The depicted beetle was found in pupal cell in dead branch stub remaining on a living Kermes oak (Quercus coccifera) in environs of Karadut village (Nemrut Dagi National Park, Adiyaman province, Anatolia, SE Turkey; ❖).

Body length:6 - 12 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:June - July
Host plant:oak (Quercus)
Distribution:an endemic species to Turkey

Collected by M.Hoskovec

Holzschuh C.:
Neue bockkäfer aus Pakistan, Iran, Anatolien und Mazedonien (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Zeitschrift der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Österreichischer Entomologen 25 (3/4): [1973] 1974. [download pdf icon]

Rejzek M. and Hoskovec M.:
Cerambycidae of Nemrut Dagi National Park (Anatolia, South-East Turkey).
Biocosme Mésogéen, Nice 15 (4): 257-272, 1999.

Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Clytini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Pseudosphegesthes Reitter, 1912
Species: Pseudosphegesthes longitarsus Holzschuh, 1974