Carlandrea syriaca (Pic, 1891)
[= Leptura (Strangalia) syriaca Pic, 1891]
[= Strangalia syriaca Pic, 1891]

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: LEPTURINI
Carlandrea syriaca
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Carlandrea syriaca, described from "Syria" by Maurice Pic as Leptura (Strangalia) syriaca in 1891 [❖][✧], belongs among less known and collected endemic Cerambycids living in South-East Anatolia.

Body length:12 - 18 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years [?]
Adults in:June - July
Host plant:larval development unknown
Distribution:an endemic species of SE Turkey

The depicted beetles were beaten from blossoming Christ's thorn (Paliurus spina-christi, Rhamnaceae) in Avgadi environs (800-1100 m a.s.l., 35 km N of Erdemli, Mersin province, South Turkey) on June 16-20, 1996.

Collected by Michal Hoskovec

Pic M.:
Descriptions de Longicornes de Syrie.
L. Jacquet, Lyon, 3pp., 1891.

Pic M.:
Voyage de M. Charles Delagrange dans la Haute-Syrie. Année 1891 (1) Longicornes.
Annales de la Société Entomologique de France, Paris 61: 413-422, 1892. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusLepturini Latreille, 1804
GenusCarlandrea Sama et Rapuzzi, 1999
SpeciesCarlandrea syriaca (Pic, 1891)