Purpuricenus interscapillatus Plavilstshikov, 1937
ssp. nudicollis Demelt, 1968
[= Purpuricenus nudicollis Demelt, 1968; ❖]

Purpuricenus interscapillatus nudicollis
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

This subspecies of Purpuricenus interscapillatus is known from the Western ridge of Toros Mountains in Southern Anatolia, and from Cyprus.

Body length:14 - 20 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:Quercus
Distribution:Turkey, Cyprus

The depicted beetle was colected in Erdemli near Mersin (South Turkey).

Collected by M.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 pdf icon]

Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Trachyderini Dupont, 1836
Genus: Purpuricenus Dejean, 1821
Species: Purpuricenus interscapillatus Plavilstshikov, 1937
Subspecies: Purpuricenus interscapillatus nudicollis Demelt, 1968