Stenopterus kraatzi (Pic, 1892)

Stenopterus kraatzi

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Stenopterus kraatzi, a very rare endemic Antolian species, has been described from Izmir by Maurice Pic in 1892 [▽]. S. kraatzi biology will most likely be very similar to related species of the genus, the expected development in the wood of deciduous trees (Ficus carica) was confirmed by Hüseyin Özdikmen in 2023 [✮]. S. kraatzi adults, active in May and June, are diurnal and anthophilous [✳].

Body length:9 - 16 mm
Life cycle:2 years [?]
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:Ficus carica
Distribution:an endemic species to Turkey

The depicted beetle was collected on a flowering Achillea in Karadut village environs (Nemrut Dagi National Park, Adiyaman prov., Anatolia, SE Turkey) on June 11, 2006.

Collected by Michal Hoskovec

Pic M.:
Petite étude sur le genre Stenopterus Steph.
L'Échange, Revue Linnéenne 8 (86): 21-23, 1892. [download pdf icon]

Özdikmen H.:
The first detection of host plant of Stenopterus kraatzi Pic, 1892 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Munis Entomology & Zoology 18 (1): 232-234, 2023. [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]

Sama G.:
Studi sugli Stenopterini. Il genere Stenopterus Illiger, 1804 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France, Paris 100 (4): 385-410, 1995. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusStenopterini Fairmaire, 1868
GenusStenopterus Illiger, 1804
SpeciesStenopterus kraatzi (Pic, 1892)