Brachyta (Variobrachyta) borni (Ganglbauer, 1903)
[= Evodinus borni Ganglbauer, 1903]

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: EVODINIINI
Brachyta borni
[Photo © David Navrátil]

Brachyta borni is a very rare species endemic to France, namely to the French Alps (Col de Vars, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence), where it inhabits the alpine zone. Its biology has been discovered and reported on by Hervé Brustel et al. [❖]. According to this work Brachyta borni is associated with alpine cinquefoil (Potentilla crantzii). The larva feeds in the roots of this plant.

Body length:11 - 15 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years [?]
Adults in:June - July
Host plant:Potentilla crantzii Crantz & Fritsch
Distribution:species endemic to France (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence)

Depicted beetles were collected in Col de Vars (Saint-Paul-sur-Ubaye, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, France) on June 23, 2005.

Collected by P. Stéfani

Brustel H., Berger P. and Minetti R. :
Nouvelles observations sur Brachyta borni Ganglbauer (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Lambillionea XCVII (1): 141-149, 1997.

SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusEvodiniini Zamoroka, 2022
GenusBrachyta Fairmaire in Jacquelin du Val, 1864
SubgenusVariobrachyta Danilevsky, 2014
SpeciesBrachyta (Variobrachyta) borni (Ganglbauer, 1903)