Purpuricenus apicalis Pic, 1905
[= Purpuricenus tommasoi Sama, 2001]

Purpuricenus apicalis
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]
Body length:12 - 22 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:Quercus
Distribution:Iran, Iraq, Turkey

Adults of this beetle do not visit flowers. They can usually be found flying around tree tops or sitting on the leaves of their host. The depicted beetles were collected in SE Turkey.

Collected by M.Rejzek

Sama G.:
Etudes sur le genre Purpuricenus Dejean, 1821 : à propos de P. nicocles Schaufuss, 1871; description de P. tommasoi n. sp. proche de P. dalmatinus Sturm, 1843 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Lambillionea 101 (1): 386-390, 2001. [download pdf icon]

Sama G., Rapuzzi P., and Özdikmen H.:
Preliminary report of the entomological surveys (2010, 2011) of G. Sama and P. Rapuzzi to Turkey (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Munis Entomology & Zoology 12 (1): 22-45, 2006. [download pdf icon]

Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Trachyderini Dupont, 1836
Genus: Purpuricenus Dejean, 1821
Species: Purpuricenus apicalis Pic, 1905