Trichoferus preissi (Heyden, 1894)
[= Hesperophanes preissi Heyden, 1894]

Trichoferus preissi
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Trichoferus preissi, a rare endemic Anatolian species, has been described from Mardin environs as Hesperophanes Preissi by Lucas Friedrich Heyden in 1894 [▽].

Body length:15 - 22 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:June - August
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees
Distribution:an endemic species Turkey

The depicted beetle was collected in Perge ruins environs (Aksu district, Antalya province, Turkey) in July 1980.

Collected by K. Beruh

Heyden L.F.:
Ueber Meloë Olivieri Chevrolat und sechs neue Longicornen aus Klein-Asien.
Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift, Berlin 1894 (1): 85-90, 1894. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusHesperophanini Mulsant, 1839
GenusTrichoferus Wollaston, 1854
SpeciesTrichoferus preissi (Heyden, 1894)