Pedostrangalia (Neosphenalia) verticenigra (Pic, 1892)
[= Strangalia verticenigra (Pic, 1892)]
[= Strangalia (Sphenalia) Erinnys (K. Daniel, 1904)]

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: LEPTURINI
Pedostrangalia verticenigra

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Pedostrangalia verticenigra, an uncommon and not very often collected species occuring in Turkey, Georgia and the island of Samos, has been described from Akbez environs (nowadays in Turkey) as Leptura (Strangalia) verticalis var. vertice-nigra by Maurice Pic in 1892 [✧][❖]. Biology of the species remains unknown, but larval development probably occurs in decaying wood of deciduous trees. Adults, active from May to July, are diurnal and anthophilous.

Body length:♂♂ 10 - 14.5 mm / ♀♀ 12 - 15 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years [?]
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:unknown
Distribution:Greece (Samos), Georgia, Turkey

Collected in Parkhali village environs (Yusufeli district, Artvin province, Turkey) on July 8, 1996.

Collected by our friend Milan Šárovec

Pic M.:
Voyage de M. Charles Delagrange dans la Haute-Syrie. Année 1891 (1) Longicornes.
Annales de la Société Entomologique de France, Paris 61: 413-422, 1892. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
Longicorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea) of Russia and adjacent countries. Part 1.
Higher School Consulting, Moscow, 550pp [page 300], 2014. [download pdf icon]

Özdikmen H.:
Turkish red list categories of longicorn beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) Part III - Subfamily Lepturinae: Lepturini.
Munis Entomology & Zoology 9 (1): 384-417, 2014. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusLepturini Latreille, 1802
GenusPedostrangalia Sokolov, 1897
SubgenusNeosphenalia Löbl, 2010
SpeciesPedostrangalia (Neosphenalia) verticenigra (Pic, 1892)