Callimus (Procallimus) egregius Mulsant & Rey, 1863

Callimus egregius
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Callimus egregius, a rare species occuring in Middle East, Turkey, Georgia, South Russia and Crimea, has been described from "Caramania" (coastal part of South Anatolia, Turkey) by Étienne Mulsant and Claudius Rey in 1863 [▽].

Body length:7 - 12 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years [?]
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees [?]
Distribution:Crimea, South Russia, Georgia, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey

The depicted beetle was collected on flowers in Avgadi environs (800-1100 m a.s.l., 35 km N of Erdemli, Mersin province, South Turkey) on June 16-20, 1996.

Collected by Michal Hoskovec

Mulsant E. and Rey C.:
Longicornes nouveaux ou peu connus.
Annales de la Société Linnéenne de Lyon (2) 10: 144–184, 1863. [download pdf icon]

Özdikmen H.:
Turkish red list categories of longicorn beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) Part V – Subfamily Stenopterinae.
Munis Entomology & Zoology 9 (1): 483-493, 2014. [download pdf icon]

Özdikmen H.:
The presence of Callimus semicyaneus Pic, 1905 in Turkey with new and overlooked data (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Munis Entomology & Zoology 16 (2): 816-818, 2021. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusHyboderini Linsley, 1940
GenusCallimus Mulsant, 1846
SubgenusProcallimus Pic, 1907
SpeciesCallimus (Procallimus) egregius Mulsant & Rey, 1863