Phymatodes (Phymatodellus) rufipes (Fabricius, 1776)
ssp. syriacus (Pic, 1891)
[= Poecilium rufipes syriacum (Pic, 1891)

Phymatodes rufipes syriacus
[Photo © Denis G. Kasatkin]

Phymatodes rufipes syriacus, a subspecies occuring in Near East (Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey) has been described from Syria as Callidium (Pœcilium) rufipes var. syriacum by Maurice Pic in 1891 [▽].

Body length:5 - 8 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:April - June
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees (Prunus, Crataegus, Quercus)
Distribution:Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey

The depicted mounted beetle was collected near Ehmej (إهمج‎; Byblos district, Mount Lebanon governorate, Lebanon) on May 18, 2018. The living specimen was reared from larva found in oak branch collected in Lebanon in spring 2016.

Collected by Denis Kasatkin and Tamás Németh

Pic M.:
Notes coléoptérologiques.
L'Echange, Revue Linnéenne 7 (83): 117-118, 1891. [download pdf icon]

Phymatodes rufipes syriacus
[Photo © Tamás Németh]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusCallidiini Mulsant, 1839
GenusPhymatodes Mulsant, 1839
SubgenusPhymatodellus Reitter, 1913
SpeciesPhymatodes (Phymatodellus) rufipes (Fabricius, 1776)
SubspeciesPhymatodes (Phymatodellus) rufipes syriacus (Pic, 1891)