Tetrops (Tetrops) warnckei Holzschuh, 1977

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: TETROPINI
Tetropiopsis numidica

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Tetrops warnckei, described by Carolus Holzschuh from Akseki (Toros Mts., South Turkey) in 1977 [❖], belongs among less known and only very occasionally collected species of South Anatolian entomofauna. Tetrops warnckei differs from sister taxa T. starkii, and T. praeustus mainly by the completely black antennae and legs, the monochrome light brown elytra; and the noticeably squat antennae and legs.

Body length:3 - 6 mm
Life cycle:1 year [?]
Adults in:April - June
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees [?]
Distribution:a species endemic to South Turkey

The depicted beetle was beaten from a blossoming hawthorn (Crataegus) near Kösereli village (Erdemli district, Mersin province, SW Turkey) in June 1996.

Collected by Michal Hoskovec

Holzschuh C.:
Neue Bockkäfer aus Anatolien und Iran (Col., Cerambycidae).
Koleopterologische Rundschau, Wien 53: 127-136, 1977. [download pdf icon]

Holzschuh C.:
Beitrag zur Kenntnis der europäischen Tetrops-Arten (Cerambycidae, Col.).
Koleopterologische Rundschau, Wien 55: 77-89, 1981. [download pdf icon]

Özdikmen H. and Turgut S.:
The genus Tetrops Stephens, 1829 with a new subspecies, Tetrops praeustus anatolicus ssp. n. from Turkey (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae).
Munis Entomology & Zoology 3 (2): 621-635, 2008. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusTetropini Portevin, 1927
GenusTetrops Kirby, 1826
SubgenusTetrops Kirby, 1826
SpeciesTetrops (Tetrops) warnckei Holzschuh, 1977