Cerambyx (Cerambyx) heinzianus Demelt, 1976

Cerambyx heinzianus
[Photo © Udo Schmidt]

Cerambyx heinzianus, a rare endemic East-Anatolian species, has been described by Carl von Demelt in 1976 [❖]. The adult beetles begin to appear quite late in summer (end of June) and they can be found flying around stunted oaks or sitting on their leaves during the day.

Body length:20 - 35 mm
Life cycle:2 - 4 years
Adults in:June - July
Host plant:oaks (Quercus spp.)
Distribution:an endemic species to Eastern Anatolia (Turkey)

The depicted female beetle (38 mm) was captured in Muş environs (Muş province, Eastern Anatolia, Turkey) on July 11, 1988.

Von Demelt C.:
Eine neue Cerambyx-Art aus Ost-Anatolien.
Zeitschrift der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Österreichischer Entomologen 28: 1-3, 1976. [download pdf icon]

Özdikmen H. and Turgut S.:
On turkish Cerambyx Linnaeus, 1758 with zoogeographical remarks (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae).
Munis Entomology & Zoology 4 (2): 301-319, 2009. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusCerambycini Latreille, 1804
GenusCerambyx Linnaeus, 1758
SubgenusCerambyx Linnaeus, 1758
SpeciesCerambyx (Cerambyx) heinzianus Demelt, 1976