Anaglyptus (Anaglyptus) luteofasciatus Pic, 1905
[= Anaglyptus moreanus Demelt, 1970]
[= Paraclytus luteofasciatus (Pic, 1905)]

Anaglyptus luteofasciatus
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]

Anaglyptus luteofasciatus, an endemic species to Peloponnese peninsula (South Greece), has been described from Kalavryta environs (Peloponnese) by Maurice Pic in 1905. Anaglyptus moreanus, described from Trikalla environs by Carl Demelt in 1970 [✮], is considered a junior synonym of A. luteofasciatus. This beautiful and very rare species is listed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species as Endangered. Range of this species covers only a few, severely fragmented localities with a spatial extent of less than 5 000 km² and an area of occupancy of less than 500 km² [❖]. Larvae develop in dry wood of broadleafed trees (reported from Prunus sp.), and overwinter as imago. Life cycle of at least 2 years. Adults are found from May to June on flowers, especially on blossoming hawthorns. This species behaves similar to Anaglyptus mysticus, adults are most active in the afternoon, but usually they are hardly observable, moving among the twigs and leaves of hawthorns, rarely visiting the inflorescences.

Body length:10 - 15 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:reported from Prunus sp. (Tamás Németh personal info)
Distribution:a species endemic to South Greece (Peloponnese)

The depicted beetles were: (DR) - beaten from a blossoming hawthorn (Crataegus) in Vytina (Βυτίνα) village environs (Menalo Mts., Gortynia municipality, Arcadia regional unit, Peloponnese, Greece) on May 25, 2022; (TN) - reared from larva found in dead wood of Prunus sp. in Alonistaina (Αλωνίσταινα) mountain village environs (Menalo Mts., Tripoli municipality, Arcadia regional unit, Peloponnese, Greece) in summer 2013.

Collected by Daniel Rydzi and Tamás Németh

Pic M.:
Un Anaglyptus nouveau de Grèce.
L'Échange, Revue Linnéenne 21 (248): 153, 1905. [download pdf icon]

Demelt C.:
Eine neue Cerambycidenart aus Griechenland, eine neue Subspec. aus Kleinasien sowie einige neue Cerambycidenformen.
Entomologische Blätter für Biologie und Systematik der Käfer 66 (1): 30-32, 1970. [download pdf icon]

Nieto A., Petrakis P., Schmidl J., Pettersson R.:
Anaglyptus luteofasciatus.
The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, e.T157814A5151701, 2010.

Anaglyptus luteofasciatus
[Photo © Daniel Rydzi]
Anaglyptus luteofasciatus
[Photo © Tamás Németh]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusAnaglyptini Lacordaire, 1869
GenusAnaglyptus Mulsant, 1839
SubgenusAnaglyptus Mulsant, 1839
SpeciesAnaglyptus (Anaglyptus) luteofasciatus Pic, 1905