Callimus (Procallimus) semicyaneus Pic, 1905
[= Callimus (Protocallimus) egregium var. semicyaneum Pic, 1905]
[= Procallimus egregius semicyaneus (Pic, 1905)]
[= Procallimus semicyaneus (Pic, 1905)]

Callimus semicyaneus
[Photo © David Navrátil, click on the picture for 4K resolution]

Callimus semicyaneus, a very rare and not often collected species occuring in Greece and Turkey, has been described from Taygetos Mts. (Peloponnese, Greece) by Maurice Pic in 1905 [❖].

Body length:9 - 10 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:unknown - probably polyphagous in deciduous trees
Distribution:Greece, Turkey [✮]

The mounted specimen 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. The depicted living beetle was photographed in Anogia village environs (Sparta, Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece) on June 5, 2024.

Collected by Michal Hoskovec and our friend Robert Borek

Pic M.:
Notes Entomologiques et Descriptions.
L'Échange, Revue Linnéenne 21 (252): 185-187, 1905. [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]

Callimus semicyaneus
[Photo © Robert Borek]
Callimus semicyaneus
[Photo © Robert Borek]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusHyboderini Linsley, 1940
GenusCallimus Mulsant, 1846
SubgenusProcallimus Pic, 1907
SpeciesCallimus (Procallimus) semicyaneus Pic, 1905