Anaglyptus (Anaglyptus) simplicicornis Reitter, 1906
[= Anaglyptus (Cyrtophorus) abschasicus Pic, 1911]


Anaglyptus simplicicornis
[Photo © Kirill V. Makarov]

Anaglyptus simplicicornis, a Caucasian taxon (occuring in Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Iran, NE Turkey, and South Russia), has been described from "South Russia" by Edmund Reitter in 1906 [▽]. Larvae of this polyphagous species develop in trunks and thick branches of dead broadleaf trees (e.g. Quercus, Fagus, Castanea, Pyrus). Adults, active from late April to August, are diurnal and anthophilous (especially on Rosaceae - Crataegus, Rubus etc.) [❖].

Body length:8 - 13 mm
Life cycle:2 years [?]
Adults in:April - August
Host plant:polyphagous in deciduous trees (e.g. Quercus, Fagus, Castanea, Pyrus)
Distribution:Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Iran, NE Turkey, South Russia

The depicted beetles were collected on blossoming hawthorn (Crataegus sp.) in Norio (ნორიო) environs (Kvemo Kartli region, Georgia) in May 2016. The mounted beetles were collected in Krasnodar krai (Southern Federal District, Russia).

Collected by P.Jelínek and A.I.Miroshnikov

Reitter E.:
Die Anaglyptus-Arten aus der Verwandtschaft des mysticus Lin. (Subgen. Cyrtophorus Lec.) aus Europa und den angrenzenden Ländern.
Wiener Entomologische Zeitung 25 (8-9): 297-298, 1906 [download pdf icon]

Miroshnikov A.I.:
Contribution to the knowledge of the longicorn beetles of the Caucasus. 3. Genus Anaglyptus Mulsant, 1839 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Entomologica Kubanica 1: 61-103, 2000. [download pdf icon]

Anaglyptus simplicicornis
Anaglyptus simplicicornis
Anaglyptus simplicicornis
Anaglyptus simplicicornis
Anaglyptus simplicicornis
[Photo © P.Jelínek]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusAnaglyptini Lacordaire, 1869
GenusAnaglyptus Mulsant, 1839
SubgenusAnaglyptus Mulsant, 1839
SpeciesAnaglyptus (Anaglyptus) simplicicornis Reitter, 1906