Crotchiella brachyptera Israelson, 1985


Crotchiella brachyptera
[Photo © P.Jelínek]

Crotchiella brachyptera
[Photo © P.Jelínek]

Crotchiella brachyptera, described by Gustav Israelson in 1985 [❖], is very rare endemic montane species of laurisilva forests in Azores Island. Larvae of this endangered species develop in dead branches of Laurus azorica, Vitis vinifera and Ilex.

Body length:5 - 10 mm
Life cycle:2 years
Adults in:May - June
Host plant:polyphagous species (Laurus azorica, Vitis vinifera and Ilex)
Distribution:a endemic relict species to Azores Island

The depicted beetles were reared from larvae collected in São Miguel (Azores Island, Portugal) by our friend Ladislav Karaus.

Israelson G.:
A relict longhorn beetle from the Azores (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae).
Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 29 (3/4): 475-479, 1985. [download pdf icon]

Crotchiella brachyptera
[Photo © P.Jelínek]

Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Achrysonini Lacordaire, 1869
Genus: Crotchiella Israelson, 1985
Species: Crotchiella brachyptera Israelson, 1985