Pogonocherus (Pogonocherus) creticus (Kratochvíl, 1985)

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: POGONOCHERINI
Pogonocherus creticus

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Pogonocherus (Pogonocherus) creticus, a rare species endemic to Crete, has been described from Myrtos environs (Crete) by Jan Kratochvíl in 1985 [❖].

Body length:6 - 8 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:March - September
Host plant:pines (Pinus spp.)
Distribution:an species endemic to Crete

The depicted beetle was reared (hatched in October 2023) from larva found in a dead pine branch in Chrysoskalitissa (Χρυσοσκαλιτίσσης) village environs (N35°18′56″ E23°32′46″, 50 m a.s.l., Chania regional unit, Crete, Greece) in June 2023.

Collected by Petr Papoušek

Kratochvíl J.:
Two new European species of Cerambycidae (Coleoptera).
Annotationes Zoologicae et Botanicae 167: 1-7, 1985.

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusPogonocherini Mulsant, 1839
GenusPogonocherus Dejean, 1821
SubgenusPogonocherus Dejean, 1821
SpeciesPogonocherus (Pogonocherus) creticus (Kratochvíl, 1985)