Purpuricenus nigronotatus Pic, 1907
[= Purpuricenus konradi Bernhauer, 1976]

Purpuricenus nigronotatus
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Purpuricenus nigronotatus is very rare species known from the West side of Toros Mountains (Antalya province) to the Hatay province. Northwards it reaches the Van lake in Eastern Anatolia [❖].

Body length:10 - 20 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:oaks (Quercus spp.)
Distribution:a species endemic to Turkey

The depicted beetle was collected whilst sitting on oak leaves near Güzelolük village (40 km N of Erdemli, SW Turkey).

Collected by M.Hoskovec

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 nigronotatus Pic, 1907