Purpuricenus montanus, a beautiful species known from high mountain regions of North-West China, Afghanistan, North India and Pakistan, has been described from "Himalaya Mts."
by Adam White in 1853 [▽].
|Body length:||11 – 16 mm|
|Life cycle:||2 - 3 years|
|Adults in:||June - July|
|Host plant:||polyphagous in deciduous trees|
|Distribution:||West China, Afghanistan, North India, Pakistan|
The depicted mounted male beetle was collected in Kalam Valley (2800 m a.s.l., Swat district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan) in June 1998.
Catalogue of the coleopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum 7: 1-174, 1853.
Ambrus R. and Tichý T.
New and interesting records of the tribe Purpuricenini J. Thomson, 1861 from China and neighbouring countries (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Les Cahiers Magellanes 25: 85-105, 2017