Purpuricenus interscapillatus cypriensis Lazarev et Ambrus, 2021
habitat & biology
Purpuricenus interscapillatus cypriensis - habitat
[Photo © David Navrátil]

Edges of gardens and orchards with almonds (Prunus amygdalus) in Prodromi (Προδρόμι) environs (70 m a.s.l., Paphos district, Cyprus) - a habitat of Purpuricenus interscapillatus cypriensis Lazarev et Ambrus, 2021.



Purpuricenus interscapillatus cypriensis - girdles
[Photo © David Navrátil]

The almond (Prunus amygdalus) attacked by Purpuricenus interscapillatus cypriensis. Infested broken almond terminal twigs with girdles created by eggs laying fermales are well visible. The girdling of the twig interrupts sapflow and attacked part of the twig then dies and serves as food for larva.


Purpuricenus interscapillatus cypriensis - gallery
[Photo © David Navrátil]
Empty larval gallery, adult larva and freshly emerged Purpuricenus interscapillatus cypriensis male (creating exit hole) in a terminal almond twigs.



[Camera © David Navrátil]

Emerging and freshly emerged male and female of Purpuricenus interscapillatus cypriensis.