Stenopterus atricornis, a not very often collected species occurring in the South-Eastern Mediterranean (Albania, Greece, Turkey, Syria), has been described from Akbez environs (Hatay, Turkey)
as Stenopterus rufus var. atricornis by Maurice Pic in 1891 [❖]. For a long time it was considered by many entomologists only as a form of
Stenopterus rufus (Linnaeus, 1767), to the species level it was eventually elevated by Karl Adlbauer in 1988 [▽]. S. atricornis,
regarded as a very rare species, is in reality locally abundant flower visitor with unusually scattered areas of occurrence reported from the South-Eastern Mediterranean.
|Body length:||9 - 14 mm|
|Life cycle:||1 - 2 years|
|Adults in:||May - July|
|Host plant:||polyphagous in deciduous trees|
|Distribution:||Albania, Greece, Turkey, Syria|
The depicted mouinted male beetle was collected in Kabak near Ölüdeniz (Fethiye district, Muğla Province, Turkey) on May 6, 2017. The living beetles were collected in
Katafigio Agrias Zois Kampos (Καταφύγιο Άγριας Ζωής Κάμπος) park (Karyes environs, Sparta municipality, Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece) on May 28, 2021.
Collected by Maxim E. Smirnov and Daniel Rydzi
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L'Échange, Revue Linnéenne 7 (82): 102, 1891.
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Entomofauna - Zeitschrift für Entomologie, Linz 9 (12): 257-297, 1988.
Studi sugli Stenopterini. Il genere Stenopterus Illiger, 1804 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France, Paris 100 (4): 385-410, 1995.