Nustera lindbergi (Villiers, 1943)

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: LEPTURINI
Nustera lindbergi
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Nustera lindbergi, a rare and relatively little collected endemic Moroccan montane species, has been described as Strangalia lindbergi from Morocco (Djebel Amsitten) by André Villiers in 1943 [✧][▿]. Genus Nustera was estabilished by the same author in 1974 [★] and the species was assigned to this genus by Ozdikmen in 2013 [❖]. Larval biology of this interesting beetle is unknown. Adults, active in May and June, are diurnal and anthophilous.

Body length:10 - 12 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years [?]
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:unknown
Distribution:an endemic species to Morocco

Depicted beetle was collected in Jbel Mouchchene Mt. (N33°28′38″ W06°11′36″; 878 m a.s.l., 12 km SE Tiddas, Middle Atlas, Khémisset province, Rabat-Salé-Kénitra region, Morocco) on May 15, 2011.

Collected by Walter Grosser

Villiers A.:
Notes sur quelques Cerambycidae paléarctiques (Col.).
Mittheilungen des Münchener Entomologischen Vereins 33 (1): 233-236, 1943.

Villiers A.:
Coléoptères Cérambycides de l'Afrique du Nord.
Faune de l'Empire Français, ORSC Paris, 5: 1-152 [pages 53-54], 1946. [download pdf icon]

Villiers A.:
Une nouvelle nomenclature des lepturines de France (Col. Cerambycidae).
L'Entomologiste 30: 207-217, 1974. [download pdf icon]

Özdikmen H.:
An attempt on subgeneric composition of the palaearctic genus Stenurella Villiers, 1974 (Cerambycidae: Lepturinae: Lepturini).
Munis Entomology & Zoology 8 (2): 509-531, 2013. [download pdf icon]

Trócoli S.:
Actualización del catálogo de Longicornios de Marruecos Actualisation du catalogue des Longicornes du Maroc (Parte II / Partie II : Cerambycidae, Lepturinae, Vesperidae).
Revue de l'Association Roussillonnaise d'Entomologie (R.A.R.E.) 28 (2): 72-84, 2019. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusLepturini Latreille, 1804
GenusNustera Villers, 1974
SpeciesNustera lindbergi (Villiers, 1943)