Semiangusta ambrusi Danilevsky, 2012

Subfamilia: LAMIINAE  /  Tribus: SAPERDINI
Semiangusta ambrusi

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Semiangusta ambrusi, an endemic species to North-West Iran described by Mikhail Danilevsky in 2012 [❖], is very close to Semiangusta rebeccae Sama et Rejzek, 2002. S. ambrusi is characterized by very dense body pubescence, which usually totally covers head, pronotum and elytral sculpture; scutellum strongly transverse with posterior emargination; female pygidium not truncated, neither emarginated, but distinctly attenuated.

Body length:♂♂ 12 - 17 mm / ♀♀ 13 - 18 mm
Life cycle:1 year
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:Centaurea behen
Distribution:a species endemic to NW Iran

The mounted beetles were collected in Nowghān-e Soflá (نوغان سفلي) village environs (2254 m a.s.l, 40 km SE Aligudarz, Central district of Buin va Miandasht county, Isfahan province, Iran) on May 31 - June 1, 2009. The depicted living female beetle was collected on the host plant (Centaurea behen) in Līkbīn (لكبن‎‎) village environs (1630-2125 a.s.l., Lajan district, Piranshahr county, Āzarbāyjān-e Gharbī province, NW Iran) on May 24, 2019.

Collected by Walter Grossewr and Petr Jelínek

Danilevsky M.L.:
Additions and corrections to the new Catalogue of Palaearctic Cerambycidae (Coleoptera) edited by I. Löbl and A. Smetana, 2010. Part. VI.
Humanity space - International Almanac 1 (4): 900-943, 2012. [download pdf icon]

Ambrus R. and Grosser W.:
Results of the Czech entomological expedition to Iran (2009 - 2010) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Humanity space - International Almanac 2 (3): 461-482, 2013. [download pdf icon]

Semiangusta ambrusi
Semiangusta ambrusi
Semiangusta ambrusi[Photo © Petr Jelínek]
Semiangusta ambrusi
Semiangusta ambrusi
Semiangusta ambrusi[Photo © Petr Jelínek]

SubfamiliaLamiinae Latreille, 1825
TribusSaperdini Mulsant, 1839
GenusSemiangusta Pic, 1892
SpeciesSemiangusta ambrusi Danilevsky, 2012