Cerambyx (Microcerambyx) multiplicatus Motschulsky, 1857

Cerambyx multiplicatus
[Photo © P.Jelínek]

Cerambyx multiplicatus, a occuring in Azerbaidjan and North Iran, has been described from Lenkoran environs (Azerbaidjan) by Victor Ivanovitsch Motschulsky in 1859 [❖]. Biology of this beetle is similar to the sister species, Cerambyx (Microcerambyx) scopolii Füssli, 1775. Adults, active from May to July, are diurnal and anthophilous (can be collected on blossoming shrubs and trees - e.g. Rubus, Crataegus, Sambuccus).

Body length:17 - 26 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:May - July
Host plant:oaks (Quercus spp.)
Distribution:Azerbaidjan, North Iran

The depicted beetle was collected in Iran.

Collected by P.Jelínek

Motschulsky V.I.:
Insectes nouveaux ou peu connus des bassins de la Méditerranée et de la mer Noire jusqu'à la mer Caspienne.
Études Entomologiques 8: 119-144, 1998. [download pdf icon]

Cerambyx multiplicatus
Cerambyx multiplicatus
Cerambyx multiplicatus
[Photo © P.Jelínek]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusCerambycini Latreille, 1804
GenusCerambyx Linnaeus, 1758
SubgenusMicrocerambyx Mikśić et Georgijević, 1973
SpeciesCerambyx (Microcerambyx) multiplicatus Motschulsky, 1857