Axinopalpis barbarae Sama, 1992
ssp. consobrinus Sama, 1992

Axinopalpis barbarae consobrinus

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Axinopalpis barbarae, a rare endemic species to Cyprus, has been described together with its subspecies A. barbarae consobrinus by Gianfranco Sama in 1992 [✧]. Larvae of A. barbarae consobrinus develop in twigs of deciduous trees (e.g. Rhus coriaria, Prunus dulcis).

Body length:8 - 13 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:polyphagous on deciduous trees (Rhus coriaria, Prunus dulcis, etc.)
Distribution:an endemic subspecies to Cyprus

The depicted beetle reared from larvae found in Prunus twig 2 km NE of Limnatis (Λιμνάτης, Limassol district, Cyprus) on April 14-15, 2019.

Collected by our friend Milan Šárovec

Sama G.:
Descrizione di nuovi Cerambycidae dell'isola di Cipro (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Lambillionea 92 (4): 297-307, 1992. [download pdf icon]

Ambrus R., Grosser W. and Hrbek J.:
Contribution to the knowledge of longhorn beetles from Cyprus (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Humanity space International Almanac 3 (2): 173-190, 2014. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusGraciliini Mulsant, 1839
GenusAxinopalpis Dejean, 1835
SpeciesAxinopalpis barbarae Sama, 1992
SubspeciesAxinopalpis barbarae consobrinus Sama, 1992