Cortodera differens Pic, 1898
ssp. differens Pic, 1898
[= Cortodera discolor var. differens Pic, 1898]
[= Cortodera steineri Sama, 1996]

Subfamilia: LEPTURINAE  /  Tribus: CARILIINI

Cortodera differens differens
[Photo © Michal Hoskovec]

Taxonomic status of this species is not fully clear, but opinion stated in a following paragraph by Michail Danilevsky seems to be rational: "All records of Cortodera discolor Fairmaire for Greece were connected with Cortodera differens differens Pic, 1898. The taxon was redescribed as Cortodera steineri Sama, 1997; Cortodera differens = Cortodera steineri. The synonyms are published (Özdikmen & Turgut, 2008) with reference to M.D. current opinion and accepted by Dascalu (2010) with the record of the species for Romania and Bulgaria." [❖]

Body length:7 - 11 mm
Life cycle:1 year [?]
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:Centaurea spp.
Distribution:a taxon known from southern Greece (Peloponnese) and European Turkey

Majority of Cortodera differens differens adults was collected on Centaurea sp. and we therefore assume that this plant serves as the host of this species. Only very occasionally the beetles were found sitting on flowers of different herbaceous plants (Leucanthemum, Knautia etc.). Collected in Vytina (Βυτίνα) environs (Arcadia nomos, Peloponnese, Greece).

Collected by Michal Hoskovec

[❖] More information about taxonomy of this species You can find in following papers:
  1. Özdikmen H. and Turgut S.:
    A new Cortodera species for Turkey (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lepturinae)
    Munis Entomology & Zoology 3 (2): 596-605, 2008. [download pdf icon]

  2. Dascălu M.M.:
    New Species of Cerambycidae (Coleoptera) for the Romanian Fauna
    Analele Științifice ale Universității "Al. I. Cuza" Iași, s. Biologie animală LVI: 63-67, 2010. [download pdf icon]

  3. Danilevsky M.L.:
    Additions and corrections to the new Catalogue of Palaearctic Cerambycidae (Coleoptera) edited by I. Löbl and A. Smetana, 2010. Part. VI.
    Humanity space International Almanac 1: 900-943, 2012. [download pdf icon]

  4. Danilevsky M.L.:
    New and poorly known taxa of the genus Cortodera Mulsant, 1863 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) from South Europe and Near East.
    Humanity Space International Almanac 4 (5): 1034-1084, 2015. [download pdf icon]

  5. Özdikmen H.:
    Two new species group taxa of Cortodera (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lepturinae) from Turkey with updated species group list.
    Munis Entomology & Zoology 11 (1): 4-17, 2016. [download pdf icon]

Cortodera differens differens
Cortodera differens differens
Cortodera differens differens
[Photo © Michal Hoskovec]

SubfamiliaLepturinae Latreille, 1802
TribusCariliini Zamoroka, 2022
GenusCortodera Mulsant, 1863
SpeciesCortodera differens Pic, 1898
SubspeciesCortodera differens differens Pic, 1898