ssp. nabateus Sama, 1999
[= Purpuricenus nabateus Sama, 1999]
Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE / Tribus: TRACHYDERINI
[Photo © David Navrátil, click on the picture for 4K resolution]
Purpuricenus interscapillatus nabateus, a subspecies endemic to Jordan where it inhabits mountainous ranges with shrubby oak in which it also develops, was originally described by Gianfranco Sama [✧] as separate species. This southernmost population of P. interscapillatus is characterized by the very small and short black spot on elytra.
Body length: 12 - 18 mm Life cycle: 2 years Adults in: May and June Host plant: Quercus calliprinos, Crataegus azarolus, Prunus korshinskyi and Rhamnus sp. Distribution: an endemic species to Jordan
The mounted beetles were collected in Dana (ضانا) village environs (N30.70° E35.59°, 1398 m a.s.l., Tafilah Governorate, Jordan) on May 9, 1998. The depicted living female specimen was reared from larva found in oak branch in South Jordan.
Collected by Walter Grosser and Martin Rejzek
Rapuzzi P. and Sama G.:
Revision of the Purpuricenus interscapillatus species - group and allied taxa (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Fragmenta entomologica, Roma 45 (1-2): 143-171, 2013. [download ]
Cérambycides nouveaux de la faune de Jordanie (Coleoptera : Cerambycidae).
Biocosme Mésogéen, Nice 15 (2) : 175-182, 1999. [download ]
[Photo © Martin Rejzek]
|Subfamilia||Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802|
|Tribus||Trachyderini Dupont, 1836|
|Genus||Purpuricenus Dejean, 1821|
|Species||Purpuricenus interscapillatus Plavilstshikov, 1937|
|Subspecies||Purpuricenus interscapillatus nabateus Sama, 1999|