Anaglyptus (Anaglyptus) zappii Rapuzzi & Sama, 2014

Anaglyptus zappii
[Photo © Lech Kruszelnicki]

Anaglyptus zappii, a rare species endemic to South Italy, has been described from Potenza province by Pierpaolo Rapuzzi and Gianfranco Sama in 2014 [▽]. A. zappii, a sister species of Anaglyptus mysticus (Linnaeus, 1758), can be easily distinguished by the absence of teeth on the third and fourth antennal joints. The elytral pattern is formed by more/less fused white strips, well divided in A. mysticus. The elytral apex is truncate instead rounded as in A. mysticus. The holotype was reared from larva found in Fagus sylvatica, biology of the species will be probably very similar to A. mysticus.

Body length:8 - 12 mm
Life cycle:2 years [?]
Adults in:May - August
Host plant:probably polyphagous in deciuous trees, reared from Fagus sylvatica
Distribution:an endemic species to South Italy (Basilicata, Campania, Calabria)

The depicted beetle (paratype) was collected in La Maddalena restaurant environs (1400 m a.s.l., Abriola, Potenza province, Basilicata, Italy) on June 1, 2008.

Collected by F. Angelini

Rapuzzi P. and Sama G.:
Descriptions of nine new species of longhorn beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Munis Entomology & Zoology 9 (1): 1-16, 2014. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusAnaglyptini Lacordaire, 1869
GenusAnaglyptus Mulsant, 1839
SubgenusAnaglyptus Mulsant, 1839
SpeciesAnaglyptus (Anaglyptus) zappii Rapuzzi & Sama, 2014