Stenopterus atricornis Pic, 1891

Stenopterus atricornis
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]
Stenopterus atricornis, regarded as a very rare species, is in reality locally abundant flower visitor with unusually scattered areas of occurrence reported from Southern Greece, Turkey and Lebanon.

Body length:9 - 14 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees
Distribution:Greece, Turkey, Lebanon

The depicted beetles were collected on flowers (Apiaceae) in Sidirokastro (Taygetos Mts., Lakoonia nomos, SW of Peloponnese peninsula, Greece).

Collected by M.Hoskovec

Sama G.:
Studi sugli Stenopterini. Il genere Stenopterus Illiger, 1804 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France, Paris 100 (4): 385-410, 1995. [download pdf icon]

Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Stenopterini Fairmaire, 1868
Genus: Stenopterus Illiger, 1804
Species: Stenopterus atricornis Pic, 1891