Rhagium (Megarhagium) pruinosum Pesarini et Sabbadini, 2011
/ Tribus: RHAGIINI
Rare endemic Rhagium pruinosum, belonging to Rhagium (Megarhagium) sycophanta cluster, was decribed
by Carlo Pesarini and Andrea Sabbadini from Peloponnese in 2011. A species is known so far only from the central part of the Peloponnese (Greece).
Ecologically related to oaks (Quercus spp.). Beetles live on trunks and in the crowns of living trees. Adults are relatively difficult to
observe on oak trunks due to their perfect mimicry.
|Body length:||15 - 25 mm|
|Life cycle:||unknown, propably several years|
|Adults in:||May - June|
|Host plant:||Quercus spp.|
|Distribution:||a species endemic to Peloponnese (Greece)|
The depicted beetles were collected in Fanaiti (Φαναίτη) village environs (Arkadia, Peloponnese, Greece) in May 2015.
Collected by our friend Adam Woźniak
Pesarini C. & Sabbadini A.:
Note su Cerambycidae di Grecia e Turchia, con descrizione di tre nuove specie e una nuova sottospecie (Coleoptera).
Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Ferrara 13: 41-59, 2010.
Rhagium pruinosum ♂ [Photo © Adam Woźniak]
Rhagium pruinosum ♀ [Photo © Adam Woźniak]
Subfamilia: Lepturinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Rhagiini Kirby, 1837
Genus: Rhagium Fabricius, 1775
Subgenus: Megarhagium Reitter, 1913
Species: Rhagium (Megarhagium) syriacum Pic, 1892
Subspecies: Rhagium (Megarhagium) pruinosum Pesarini et Sabbadini, 2011