[= Purpuricenus fettingi Schaufuss, 1871]
Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE / Tribus: TRACHYDERINI
[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing M.Hoskovec]
Purpuricenus ferrugineus, a species endemic to Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal), has been described from Spain by Léon Marc Fairmaire in 1851 [▽]. P. ferrugineus is a relatively rare and not very collected species, whose larval development is not perfectly known. The larvae were found in twigs of Cistus ladanifer and Rhus, the development in oaks (Quercus spp.) was also reported. Adults are active from the end of April to the July [✧].
Body length: 14 - 16 mm Life cycle: 2 years Adults in: April - July Host plant: probably polyphagous in twigs of various deciduous trees and shrubs (Cistus ladanifer, Rhus spp. and Quercus spp.) Distribution: an endemic species to Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal)
The depicted beetles were collected in: ♂ San Lorenzo de El Escorial environs (Community of Madrid, Madrid province, Sierra de Guadarrama, Spain) on June 15, 1986; ♀ Arroyomolinos de León environs (Huelva province, Andalusia, Spain) on April 29, 2007.
Collected by J.Plaza and J.Navarro
Description de sept Coléoptères nouveaux provenant du Midi de l'Europe et du Maroc.
Revue et Magasin de Zoologie, Paris (2) 3: 527-528, 1851. [download ]
Verdugo Páez A.:
Contribución al conocimiento de los cerambícidos de Andalucía. V. Stenurella hybridula (Reitter, 1901) nuevo para Andalucía, y datos interesantes sobre otras especies (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa 43: 483-485, 2008. [download ]
|Subfamilia||Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802|
|Tribus||Trachyderini Dupont, 1836|
|Genus||Purpuricenus Dejean, 1821|
|Species||Purpuricenus ferrugineus Fairmaire, 1851|