Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE / Tribus: HESPEROPHANINI
[Photo © David Navrátil, click on the picture for 4K resolution]
Trichoferus kotschyi, a species occuring in South-East Mediterranean region (Samos Island, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey), has been described from Taurus Mts. (South Turkey) as Hesperophanes Kotschyi by Ludwig Ganglbauer in 1883 [❖].
Body length: 12 - 22 mm Life cycle: 2 - 3 years Adults in: June - August Host plant: polyphagous in deciduous trees and plants Distribution: Greece [✧], Lebanon, Syria, Turkey
The depicted mounted adults of this very nice Trichoferus species were collected in Erdemli environs (Mersin province, South-West Turkey) in June 1998. Here, it seems to be broadly polyphagous on deciduous trees. Larvae, pupae, and adults of Trichoferus kotschyi were collected in oaks (Quercus spp.}, carob (Ceratonia siliqua), but also in dead herbaceous plants. The living beetle was collected in Lebanon in 2016.
Collected by Martin Johanides and Tamás Németh
Ueber einige Bockkäfer.
Wiener Entomologische Zeitung 2: 298–300, 1883. [download ]
Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Cerambycidenfauna von Samos (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Linzer biologische Beiträge 36 (1): 81-88, 2004. [download ]
[Photo © Tamás Németh]
|Subfamilia||Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802|
|Tribus||Hesperophanini Mulsant, 1839|
|Genus||Trichoferus Wollaston, 1854|
|Species||Trichoferus kotschyi (Ganglbauer, 1883)|