[= Rhaesus persicus (Motschulsky, 1875)]
Subfamilia: PRIONINAE / Tribus: REMPHANINI
[Photo © Lech Kruszelnicki]
Rhaesus serricollis, a species occuring in Balcan Peninsula, Turkey, Near East, Caucasus/Transcaucasia, Egypt and Iran, has been described from Geargia as Prionus serricollis by Victor Ivanovitsch Motschulsky in 1860 [▽]. Larvae of this remarkable beetle develop in decaying trunks (both standing or fallen) of many tree species. Pupation occurs in the wood in the spring and early summer, life-cycle at least 3 years. Adults, active from late May to August, are crepuscular/nocturnal and can be attracted to light [★][✩].
Body length: ♂ 30 - 40 mm / ♀ 30 - 60 mm Life cycle: at least 3 years Adults in: May - August Host plant: broadly polyphagous in both deciduous and coniferous trees (Platanus, Quercus, Fagus, Juglans, Celtis, Ficus, Morus, Populus, Tilia, Salix, Castanea, Liquidambar, Pinus) Distribution: Iran, Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Cyprus, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey [✮]
The depicted mounted beetles were capured in Golestan Forest National Park (Golestan province, Iran) on June 16, 2015. The depicted living male was found on eastern slopes of Ossa Mt. (Greece, July 2016). Living female was reared from larva found in Dali (Kakheti region of Georgia, June 2018). The species' habitat and larva depicted in dedicated page.
Collected by Lech Kruszelnicki and Adam Woźniak
Coléoptères du Caucase et des Provinces Transcaucasiennes, recueillis et décrits par T. Victor.
Bulletin de la Société Impériale des Naturalistes de Moscou 11 (2): 175-188, 1838. [download ]
Longicorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea) of Russia and adjacent countries. Part 1.
Higher School Consulting, Moscow 1: 522pp [pages 33-34], 2014. [download ]
Avgin S.S., Barševskis A., Valainis U.:
Distribution of Rhaesus serricollis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Prioninae) in the Mediterranean Region.
Journal of Entomological Science 50 (3):206-217, 2015. [download ]
Rhaesus serricollis ♀ [Photo © Adam Woźniak]
Rhaesus serricollis ♂ [Photo © Adam Woźniak]
|Subfamilia||Prioninae Latreille, 1802|
|Tribus||Remphanini Lacordaire, 1869|
|Genus||Rhaesus Motschulsky, 1875|
|Species||Rhaesus serricollis (Motschulsky, 1838)|