Pseudosphegesthes longitarsus Holzschuh, 1974

Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE  /  Tribus: CLYTINI
Pseudosphegesthes longitarsus
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Pseudosphegestes longitarsus, a very rare endemic species from South and South-East Anatolia (Turkey), has been described by Carolus Holzschuh in 1974 [❖].

Body length:6 - 12 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:June - July
Host plant:oak (Quercus)
Distribution:an endemic species to Turkey

The depicted mounted beetle was found in pupal cell in dead branch stub remaining on a living Kermes oak (Quercus coccifera) in environs of Karadut village (Nemrut Dagi National Park, Adiyaman province, Anatolia, SE Turkey) on June 10, 1996 [✧].

Collected by Michal Hoskovec

Holzschuh C.:
Neue bockkäfer aus Pakistan, Iran, Anatolien und Mazedonien (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Zeitschrift der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Österreichischer Entomologen 25 (3/4): [1973] 1974. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
New taxa of Cerambycidae from Turkey and Transcaucasia (Coleoptera)..
Elytron 13: 39-47, 1999. [download pdf icon]

Rejzek M. and Hoskovec M.:
Cerambycidae of Nemrut Dagi National Park (Anatolia, South-East Turkey).
Biocosme Mésogéen, Nice 15 (4): 257-272, 1999. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusClytini Mulsant, 1839
GenusPseudosphegesthes Reitter, 1912
SpeciesPseudosphegesthes longitarsus Holzschuh, 1974