Chlorophorus ringenbachi Sama, 2004

Subfamilia: CERAMBYCINAE  /  Tribus: CLYTINI

Chlorophorus ringenbachi
[Photo © Jean-Claude Ringenbach]

Chlorophorus ringenbachi, discovered by Jean-Claude Ringenbach in Libya, was descripted by Gianfranco Sama in 2004 [❖]. This endemic Libyan Chlorophorus species is closely related to Chlorophorus ruficornis (Olivier, 1790) from Southern France and Iberian peninsula and Chlorophorus favieri Fairmaire, 1873 from Morocco.

Body length:5.5 - 10 mm
Life cycle:1 - 2 years
Adults in:adults hatching in June-July
Host plant:Pistacia lentiscus
Distribution:endemic species to Cyrenaica region of Libya

The 7 known Chlorophorus ringenbachi specimens hatched from the dead part of twigs (2-4 cm in diameter), previously girdled by larvae of Purpuricenus desfontainii. Twigs with larvae were collected in localities of Cyrenaica region of Libya (Ra’s al Hilal and Taknis) in 2004/2005.

Collected by our friend Jean-Claude Ringenbach

Sama G.:
Description de Chlorophorus ringenbachi nouvelle espèce de Clytini de Libye (Insecta Coleoptera Cerambycidae).
Quaderni di Studi e Notizie di Storia Naturale della Romagna 19: 147-152, 2004. [download pdf icon]

Chlorophorus ringenbachi
[Photo © Jean-Claude Ringenbach]

Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Clytini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Chlorophorus Chevrolat, 1863
Species: Chlorophorus ringenbachi Sama, 2004