Chlorophorus grosseri Sama & Rapuzzi, 2011

Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE  /  Tribus: CLYTINI
Chlorophorus grosseri
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Chlorophorus grosseri, an endemic and rare East Anatolian species, has been described from Şouth-Eastern Turkey by Gianfranco Sama and Pierpaolo Rapuzzi in 2011 [❖]. Ch. grosseri larvae develop in dying or freshly dead parts of living oaks (Quercus sp.). Females lay eggs to dead apical parts of small living branches or stumps (2-5 cm in diameter) cut by people the previous year or girdled by other Cerambycidae [❖].

Body length:9 - 10 mm
Life cycle:2 years [?]
Adults in:May - July [?]
Host plant:Quercus sp.
Distribution:an endemic species to South-Eastern Turkey

The depicted paratype beetle, found as freshly hatched immature adult in dead oak twig, was collected 2 km E of Gündeş (N37.32° E42.49°; 930 m a.s.l, Çukurca district, Hakkari province, Turkey) on June 22, 2010.

Collected by our friend Walter Grosser

Sama G. and Rapuzzi P.:
Description of three new species of longhorn beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) from Turkey and Syria.
Biodiversity Journal 2 (2): 85-88, 2011. [download pdf icon]

SubfamiliaCerambycinae Latreille, 1802
TribusClytini Mulsant, 1839
GenusChlorophorus Chevrolat, 1863
SpeciesChlorophorus grosseri Sama & Rapuzzi, 2011