Vadonia instigmata (Pic, 1889)

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: LEPTURINI

Vadonia instigmata
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

The taxonomic status of this unmistakable and massive Anatolian Vadonia species is still vague, but in our opinion this taxon (species/subspecies ?) is clearly distinguishable from Vadonia bittisiensis Chevrolat, 1882. All specimens captured during our expeditions to Anatolia we found on Prangos spp. only.

Body length:12 - 20 mm
Life cycle:2 years [?]
Adults in:June
Host plant: unknown, Prangos (Apiaceae) is possible host plant
Distribution:an endemic species to Turkey

The depicted beetle was collected on flowering Prangos [❖] in the summit plateaus of Nemrut Dagi Mt. (Adiyaman prov., Anatolia, SE Turkey).

Collected by M.Hoskovec

Rejzek M. and Hoskovec M.:
Cerambycidae of Nemrut Dagi National Park (Anatolia, South-East Turkey).
Biocosme Mésogéen, Nice 15 (4): 257-272, 1999. [download pdf icon]

Subfamilia: Lepturinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Lepturini Latreille, 1802
Genus: Vadonia Mulsant, 1863
Species: Vadonia instigmata (Pic, 1889)