Ropalopus (Ropalopus) sculpturatus Pic, 1931

Ropalopus sculpturatus
[Photo © Denis G. Kasatkin]

Ropalopus sculpturatus, a very rare and not well known endemic species to Turkey, has been described from Tokat (Turkey) as Ropalopus clavipes v. sculpturatus by Maurice Pic in 1931 [❖]. Into species rank it was elevated by Gianfranco Sama in 1992 [▽].

Body length:12 - 20 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years [?]
Adults in:June - August
Host plant:unknown, but very likely polyphagous in deciduos trees
Distribution:an endemic species to Turkey

The depicted beetle was collected in Turkey.

Pic M.:
Notes diverses, nouveautés (Suite.).
L'Échange, Revue Linnéenne 47 (445): 9-10, 1931.

Sama G.:
Revision des types de la Collection M.PIC. II. Callidiini de I'Anatolie (Col. Cerambycidae).
L'Entomologiste 48 (4): 191-196, 1992. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusCallidiini Mulsant, 1839
GenusRopalopus Mulsant, 1839
SubgenusRopalopus Mulsant, 1839
SpeciesRopalopus (Ropalopus) sculpturatus Pic, 1931