Mesosa (Aplocnemia) obscuricornis Pic, 1894

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: DESMIPHORINI
Mesosa obscuricornis
[Photo © Sergei O. Kakunin]

Mesosa obscuricornis, a rare forest species occuring in Azerbaidjan, North Iran and Turkey, has been described from Lenkoran environs (Azerbaidjan) as Mesosa nebulosa var. obscuricornis by Maurice Pic in 1894 [✧].

Body length:9 - 15 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees
Distribution:Azerbaidjan, North Iran, Turkey [❖]

The depicted beetles were collected in vicinity of road from Tegran to Chalus (20 km to Chalus, 314 m a.s.l., Māzandarān province, Iran) on May 26, 2015.

Collected by Sergei O. Kakunin

Pic M.:
Descriptions de coléoptères de la faune circa-européenne.
La Feuille des Jeunes Naturalistes 24: 44, 1894. [download pdf icon]

Özdikmen H. and Turgut S.:
The genus Mesosa Latreille, 1829 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) in Turkey with a new record, Mesosa obscuricornis Pic, 1894.
Entomological News 117 (3): 309-311, 2006.

Mesosa obscuricornis
Mesosa obscuricornis
[Photo © Sergei O. Kakunin]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusMesosini Thomson, 1860
GenusMesosa Latreille, 1829
SubgenusAplocnemia Stephens, 1831
SpeciesMesosa (Aplocnemia) obscuricornis Pic, 1894