Akimerus berchmansi Breit, 1915
ssp. berchmansi Breit, 1915

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: RHAGIINI
Akimerus berchmansi berchmansi

[Photo © David Navrátil & 8K postprocessing Michal Hoskovec]

Akimerus berchmansi berchmansi, a rare Cerambycid of oak forests occuring in Turkey and Syria, has been described from Hatay province of Turkey by Josef Breit in 1915 [▽]. Biology of the species is not known, but with high probability will be very similar to the sister species Akimerus schaefferi (Laicharting, 1784).

Body length:15 - 25 mm
Life cycle:3 years [?]
Adults in:June - July
Host plant:oaks (Quercus spp.)
Distribution:Turkey, Syria


The depicted mounted beetles were collected on oaks (Quercus) in Buğlan Geçidi (Buglan Pass) environs (N38°56.144′ E41°08.542′; 1700 m a.s.l., Şerafettin Dağları, Muş province, East Turkey) on June 25, 2008.

Collected by Milan Boukal


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Breit J.:
Beitrag zur Kenntnis der paläarktischen Cerambyciden-Fauna.
Wiener Entomologische Zeitung 34 (8-9): 353-356, 1915. [download pdf icon]



 
SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusRhagiini Kirby, 1837
GenusAkimerus Audinet-Serville, 1836
SpeciesAkimerus berchmansi Breit, 1915
SubspeciesAkimerus berchmansi berchmansi Breit, 1915