Osphranteria suaveolens Redtenbacher, 1850


Osphranteria suaveolens

[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing M.Hoskovec]

Osphranteria suaveolens, described by Ludwig Redtenbacher from South Persia (Shiraz env.) in 1850 [❖], is a not common Cerambycid species known from Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Body length:17 - 25 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:unknown
Distribution:Iran, Afghanistan [✧] and Pakistan

Depicted living beetles were found on flowering globethistles (Echinops sp.) in Hormozgan province (South Iran) on May 17, 2019. The mounted specimen was captured in Gahkom environs (Hormozgan province, South Iran) on May 16, 2018.

Collected by P.Jelínek and T.Peterka

Kollar V. and Redtenbacher L.:
Über den Charakter der Insecten-Fauna von Südpersien.
Denkschriften der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften (Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse), Wien I: 42-53, 1850. [download pdf icon]

Lazarev M. A.:
Catalogue of Afghanistan Longhorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) with two descriptions of new Phytoecia (Parobereina Danilevsky, 2018) from Central Asia.
Humanity space - International Almanac 8 (2): 104-140, 2019. [download pdf icon]

Osphranteria suaveolens
Osphranteria suaveolens
Osphranteria suaveolens
Osphranteria suaveolens
[Photo © P.Jelínek]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusCallichromatini Blanchard, 1845
GenusOsphranteria Redtenbacher, 1850
SpeciesOsphranteria suaveolens Redtenbacher, 1850