Xylotrechus (Turanoclytus) raghidae Sama & Rapuzzi, 2000
[= Turanoclytus raghidae (Sama & Rapuzzi, 2000)]

Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE  /  Tribus: CLYTINI
Xylotrechus raghidae
[Photo © P.Jelínek & M.Hoskovec]

Xylotrechus raghidae, described from Lebanon by Gianfranco Sama and Pierpaolo Rapuzzi in 2000 [✧], is rare species still known only from mountains of Lebanon and North Israel. Its biology is similar to the nearest taxon - Xylotrechus sieversi Ganglbauer, 1890.

Body length:11 - 13 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:June - July
Host plant:milk vetch (Astragalus spp., Fabaceae)
Distribution:Israel, Lebanon [❖]

The depicted beetles were collected in Bsharri (بْشَرِّيْ‎) environs (1500 m a.s.l., Bsharri District, North Governorate, Lebanon).

Collected by Tamás Németh

Sama G. & Rapuzzi P.:
Note préliminaire pour une faune des Cerambycidae du Liban (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae)
Lambillionea 100 (1): 7-23, 2000 [download pdf icon]

Sama G., Rapuzzi P. and Kairouz A.:
Catalogue commenté des Cerambycidae du Liban. An annotated catalogue of the Cerambycidae of Lebanon (Insecta Coleoptera Cerambycidae).
Quaderni di Studi e Notizie di Storia Naturale della Romagna 30: 131-201, 2010 [download pdf icon]

Xylotrechus raghidae
Xylotrechus raghidae
Xylotrechus raghidae
[Photo © Tamás Németh]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusClytini Mulsant, 1839
GenusXylotrechus Chevrolat, 1860
SubgenusTuranoclytus Sama, 1994
Species Xylotrechus (Turanoclytus) raghidae Sama & Rapuzzi, 2000