Stenocorus (Anisorus) quercus (Götz, 1783)
ssp. aureopubens Pic, 1908

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: STENOCORINI

Stenocorus quercus aureopubens
[Photo © Lech Kruszelnicki]

Stenocorus quercus aureopubens, an interesting taxon known from Transcaucasia, has been described as Stenocorus quercus var. aureopubens by Maurice Pic in 1908 [▽]. The larvae develop deep underground in dead rotting roots of deciduous trees, usually far from the trunk. Pupation in the soil. Adults, active from May to July, are diurnal and anthophilous [✧].

Body length:♂♂ 12 - 17 mm / ♀♀ 14 - 22 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees (QQouercus, Acer,
Distribution:Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey [❖], Iran

Depicted beetles were captured in Leninovka in Dedoplistskaro (დედოფლისწყარო) environs (Kakheti region, Georgia) on May 7, 2014.

Collected by Lech Kruszelnicki.

Pic M.:
Notes diverses et diagnoses.
Matériaux pour servir à l'étude des Longicornes 7 (1): 2-6, 1908. [download pdf icon]

Danilevsky M.L.:
Longicorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycoidea) of Russia and adjacent countries. Part 1.
Moscow: Higher School Consulting 1: 522pp [page 95], 2014. [download pdf icon]

Özdikmen H., Cihan N. and Kaya G.:
A Survey of Turkish Stenocorus Geoffroy, 1762 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) with a New Species Stenocorus (s.str.) guveni.
Pakistan Journal of Zoology 46 (3): 697-706, 2014. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusStenocorini Thomson, 1861
GenusStenocorus Fabricius, 1775
SubgenusAnisorus Mulsant, 1863
SpeciesStenocorus (Anisorus) quercus (Götz, 1783)
SubspeciesStenocorus (Anisorus) quercus aureopubens Pic, 1908